> On 29/10/2019 20:29 Mark | Small World Systems via dovecot <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I have a Linix server that won't boot. I've patched in a live CD and mounted the original HDDs so I can browse the files using SSH.
> I am trying to find where all my customer emails are stored so that I can (hopefully) copy them off this "dead" server onto a new server which is also running cPanel and Dovecot.
> Does anyone know where Dovecot stores emails for each email account when it runs under cPanel?
> I can see a directory called /home/<cpanel username>/mail/<domain name>/<mail username>
> (I've used <xxxxx> in place of the actual text to obviscate the actual user information).
> If I navigate to that directory I can see lots of interesting sub directories e.g. cur, new and tmp plus some files such as:
> dovecot.index.cache, dovecote.index, dovecote-uidlist
> But then I'm stumped. I was hoping to find a big fat directory that contained all the mail files.
> Is anyone able to tell me what I need to copy across to get all the old emails off the "dead" server onto the new one?
> Thank you.
Hi, you can copy the directory structure "as-is" to new dovecot. The format you are looking is called 'maildir++' format, and is supported by dovecot out of the box. The actual mails are under new and cur directories.