doveadm-import


SYNOPSIS
       doveadm  [-Dv]  import  [-S  socket_path]  source_location  dest_parent
       search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] import [-S socket_path]  -A  source_location  dest_parent
       search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] import [-S socket_path] -u user source_location dest_par-
       ent search_query

DESCRIPTION
       This command can be used to import  mails  from  another  mail  storage
       specified  by  source_location to one or more user's mailboxes. All the
       mailboxes are imported under the given dest_parent mailbox, or to  root
       level  if  dest_parent  is  empty (""). The search_query can be used to
       restrict which mailboxes or messages are imported.

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

       In the second form, the mails will be imported for all users.

       In the third form, the mails will be imported only for given user(s).

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  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.

       -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
       search_query
              Copy    messages    matching    this    search    query.     See
              doveadm-search-query(7) for details.

       source_location
              This  argument  specifies the mailbox format and location of the
              source location. The syntax is the same as for the mail_location
              setting.  For example: maildir:/backup/20101126/jane.doe/Maildir
              or mdbox:/srv/mail/john.doe/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/john.doe/mdbox

EXAMPLE
       This example imports all mails from a backup  under  a  backup-20101026
       mailbox:

       doveadm import -u jane.doe@example.org \
       mdbox:/backup/20101026/jane.doe/mdbox backup-20101026 all

       Another  example that imports only messages from foo@example.org in the
       backup mdbox's INBOX to jane's INBOX:

       doveadm import -u jane.doe@example.org \
       mdbox:~/mdbox-backup "" mailbox INBOX from foo@example.org

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-fetch(1),             doveadm-search(1),
       doveadm-search-query(7)



Dovecot v2.0                      2010-11-26                 DOVEADM-IMPORT(1)
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