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    Default Botched migration - Help!

    I thought i sucessfully imapsynced my old mail server to the new one. Now i notice that my bosses mail quota is taking up half the amount of space that his mailbox was supposed to be. He noticed that he is missing mail as well.

    I can't find any actual errors in the output from imapsync, although at the end it did say 31 errors and 501276767 bytes error.

    I need to get the rest of the mail over to his account, but first I need to figure out how to create a copy of his mailbox so I don't damage it further..

    Anyone know how to do this?

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    So he can keep working, why not make a 2nd account user.temp@domain.com
    Imapsync to it & play around till you get all the mail there.
    That way he can still continue to work mostly unimpeded, then once your sure an imapsync get's all the mail-sync the contents of user.temp > user.current (or if you really want from user.oldmachine > user.current)
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-13-2007 at 09:08 AM. Reason: eh i'll make it a new post

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    While I suggest you find the source of the trouble with your imapsync, (to help you in other migrations!) if he needs it NOW, you can also open a thick-client like thunderbird and transfer his folder structure that way (append /tb to the username to keep the dates as they originally were).

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    so far that is the approach i am taking.
    i will try imapsync from zimbra to zimbra.. Unfortunately it's not a normal maildir, I could have just copied the directory to another account.

    To complicate the process, the mailbox in question is 8gigs

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    does anyone know of another method to copy the mail and index? both accounts will be on the same server.

    imapsync took an entire day last time.

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    http://www.zimbra.com/products/product_editions.html

    It sounds like a shameless plug, but it could help you in this situation. . even if you're just a trial.

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    to clarify for you, he's making reference to zmbackup>zmrestore to another account

    If you are a NE customer (we have to assume OS unless you tell us) add your version info to your profile -heck you should do it either way.

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    Sseeing this I gather your not...sry, sometimes I don't like to dig deep through old posts - which is why we have that ZCS Version: tag in the profiles
    Quote Originally Posted by artimus View Post
    I'm using imapsync from communigate to zimbra.
    Using CentOS 5, with Zimbra 4.5.6_GA_1044.RHEL5-20070706174250
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-13-2007 at 12:59 PM. Reason: guess your OS

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