doveadm-altmove

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] -F file 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, the command will be performed for all users listed
       in the given file.

       In the fourth form, only matching mails of the given  user(s)  will  be
       moved to the alternative storage.

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting  from  /etc/dovecot/dove-
              cot.conf and from the userdb with the given value.  In order  to
              override  multiple settings, the -o option may be specified mul-
              tiple times.

       -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 configured
              with the first_valid_uid setting.

              When the SQL userdb module is used  make  sure  that  the  iter-
              ate_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.  Oth-
              erwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -F file
              Execute the command for all the users in the file.  This is sim-
              ilar to the -A option, but instead of getting the list of  users
              from  the  userdb,  they are read from the given file.  The file
              contains one username per line.

       -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  the  -F file  option,  nor  the
              -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  stor-
              age.  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 stor-
       age under /nfsmount:
       mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/%h/mdbox

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

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

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

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