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Topic: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

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- iRedMail version: don't know, only know version of iRedAdmin 0.1.7 (MySQL)
- Store mail accounts in which backend (LDAP/MySQL/PGSQL): MySQL
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Hello. I have iRedMail server from previous sysadmin and never work with it. So i'm newbee - only can do simple operations in iRedAdmin. Before i do anything with iRedmail i want to copy all messages from it. I connect to place where store messages use Bitvise SSH Client. Than i go (into Bitvise SFTP) to /var/vmail/vmail1/our_domen and see all letters that store in iRedMail (yep we store letters on server). We have Imap and Pop3. And i need to copy it from iRedMail (Imap - inbox, outbox, Pop3 - inbox). But when i try to download letters - they downloading and have size 0 b on my local computer.
So - how i can to download all messages?

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

how you copy your /var/vmail/vmail1/xxx?
have you check the ownership and permission of the folders/files?

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

Permissions to letters files rw - i do 777 (rwx for all members) - but nothing - still 0 bites when copy.

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

ownership?
how you copy it?

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

Here's another tutorial for your reference:

- How to migrate to a new iRedMail server:
http://www.iredmail.org/wiki/index.php? … ail.Server

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

Ok. Mb i didnt ask as need - so the quetion is - how to copy messages from iRedMail to another mail programm in .msg type? Is there any variants?

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

iRedMail stores mail in Maildir format, it means one mail will be stored in one file. So you can copy it to another program and rename the files with '.msg' extension.

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

show us your /var/vmail/vmail1/$DOMAIN/$USERNAME/Maildir/cur...

below is part of my cur's content...

-rw-------  1 vmail vmail    12493 Jan 30 09:38 1359509911.M476125P29776.xxx,S=12493,W=12677:2,RS
-rw-------  1 vmail vmail    17992 Jan 30 17:12 1359537151.M460001P2789.xxx,S=17992,W=18248:2,RS
-rw-------  1 vmail vmail     7114 Jan 30 18:40 1359542406.M586383P3552.xxx,S=7114,W=7228:2,RS
-rw-------  1 vmail vmail     7562 Jan 31 08:54 1359593645.M873110P11799.xxx,S=7562,W=7682:2,RS

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

1358759289.M178787P8760.xxx,S=6276,W=6407:2,S -rw-------
1358759347.M334644P8782.xxx,S=6129,W=6258:2,S -rw-------

I copied Properties of file - dont know how you copy like in your message.

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

ls -all

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

ZhangHuangbin wrote:

iRedMail stores mail in Maildir format, it means one mail will be stored in one file. So you can copy it to another program and rename the files with '.msg' extension.

I try - but 0 bite weight of copied messages

hata_ph wrote:

ls -all

Sorry for noob question - what u mean ls -all?

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

open terminal...navigate to your /var/vmail/vmail1/xxx...type ls -all...show us the output

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

Sorry for so long no answer
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail    7724 Oct 23 12:59 1350982759.M228039P18602.xxx,S=7724,W=7845:2,S
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail    5023 Oct 24 12:14 1351066474.M549033P32687.xxx,S=5023,W=5112:2,S
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail   38863 Oct 24 17:33 1351085598.M534001P5441.xxx,S=38863,W=39441:2,S
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail  179270 Oct 24 17:36 1351085782.M116916P5591.xxx,S=179270,W=181749:2,S

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

Vishez wrote:

Sorry for so long no answer
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail    7724 Oct 23 12:59 1350982759.M228039P18602.xxx,S=7724,W=7845:2,S
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail    5023 Oct 24 12:14 1351066474.M549033P32687.xxx,S=5023,W=5112:2,S
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail   38863 Oct 24 17:33 1351085598.M534001P5441.xxx,S=38863,W=39441:2,S
-rw------- 1 vmail vmail  179270 Oct 24 17:36 1351085782.M116916P5591.xxx,S=179270,W=181749:2,S

All seem fine...

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

But when i copied them - 0 bytes on my hard drive

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Re: How to copy messages from iRedMail server?

- How did you copy them?
- It's better to respond others replies in a short time.