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doveadm-dump - Dump the content of Dovecot's binary mailbox index/log
doveadm [-Dv] dump [-t type] path
Dovecot uses several binary index and log files in order to improve
performance for accessing mails. For some mailbox formats, such as
sdbox and mdbox, the index files are part of the format itself. For
details about index files, see also: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Index-
doveadm dump is used to show the contents of those mailbox index/log
files, in human readable format. This is mainly useful for Dovecot
developers when debugging some problem.
Global doveadm(1) options:
-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.
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-
-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
Command specific options:
the file type of the file to be dumped. If the type was omit-
ted, doveadm(1) tries to detect the type of path. type can be:
dbox => m.n (sdbox or mdbox mailbox file)
Dump the list of expunged mails in dove-
cot-expunges.log. Currently used only by
fts-lucene Dump the list of indexed mails in lucene-indexes
imapzlib Uncompress an IMAP traffic log, which contains data
compressed using the IMAP COMPRESSION extension.
dcrypt-file Dump metadata of a dcrypt encrypted file.
dcrypt-key Dump metadata of a dcrypt key.
index => dovecot.index, dovecot.map.index
log => dovecot.index.log, dovecot.map.index.log
mailboxlog => dovecot.mailbox.log
thread => dovecot.index.thread
path The path to the corresponding dbox storage, index or log file.
If only a directory is specified, doveadm tries to detect the
type of files under it and dumps them.
Look at the contents of a mailbox's index:
doveadm dump ~/Maildir/.work/
Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Information about reporting bugs is available
Dovecot v2.2 2014-08-24 DOVEADM-DUMP(1)
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