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DOVEADM-ALTMOVE(1)                           Dovecot                           DOVEADM-ALTMOVE(1)



NAME
       doveadm-altmove - Move matching mails to the alternative storage (dbox-only)

SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -A search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -u user search_query

DESCRIPTION
       This  command can be used with sdbox or mdbox storage to move mails to alternative storage
       path when :ALT=<path> is specified for the mail location.

       In the first form, doveadm(1) will executed the altmove action with the environment of the
       logged in system user.

       In the second form, the command will be performed for all users.

       In  the third form, only matching mails of the given user(s) will be moved to the alterna‐
       tive storage.

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -A     If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for  all  users.   Using
              this option in combination with system users from userdb { driver = passwd } is not
              recommended, because it contains also users with a lower UID than the  one  config‐
              ured with the first_valid_uid setting.

              When  the  SQL  userdb  module  is used make sure that the iterate_query setting in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database  layout.   When  using  the
              LDAP userdb module, make sure that the iterate_attrs and iterate_filter settings in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP  schema.   Otherwise  doveadm(1)
              will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -r     When  the -r option is given this command works the other way round.  Mails will be
              moved from the alternative storage back to the default mail location.

       -S socket_path
              The option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket,  or
              a  hostname  and  port (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host via a TCP
              socket.

              This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the  given
              socket.

       -u user/mask
              Run  the  command  only  for the given user.  It's also possible to use '*' and '?'
              wildcards (e.g. -u *@example.org).
              When neither the -A option nor -u user was specified, the command will be  executed
              with the environment of the currently logged in user.

ARGUMENTS
       search_query
              Messages   matching   this  search  query  will  be  moved  to  alt  storage.   See
              doveadm-search-query(7) for details.

FILES
       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
              Mailbox locations and namespaces.

       /etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-*.conf.ext
              Authentication processes, including userdb settings.

EXAMPLE
       This example moves seen mails older than one week to alternative storage under /nfsmount:
       mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/%h/mdbox

       doveadm altmove -u johnd AT example.com seen savedbefore 1w

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to  the  Dovecot  Mailing  List  <dovecot@dove‐
       cot.org>.   Information  about  reporting  bugs is available at: http://dovecot.org/bugre‐
       port.html

SEE ALSO
       doveadm(1), doveadm-search-query(7)



Dovecot v2.2                                2011-09-15                         DOVEADM-ALTMOVE(1)


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