doveadm-instance


SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] instance list
       doveadm [-Dv] instance remove name | base_dir

DESCRIPTION
       The  doveadm  instance  commands are used to manage the list of Dovecot
       instances running on the server.  In most installations there  is  only
       one  Dovecot  instance, but in some cases is may be useful to have more
       (e.g. running director proxy and backend in the same server).

       Instances are added to the list automatically when Dovecot is  started.
       Each   instance   is  uniquely  identified  by  its  base_dir  setting.
       Instances can be named by  setting  instance_name  in  each  instance's
       dovecot.conf.   When an instance is named, it can be accessed easily by
       giving -i instance_name command line  parameter  for  Dovecot  binaries
       (e.g. doveadm).

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -f formatter
              Specifies  the  formatter  for formatting the output.  Supported
              formatters are:

              flow   prints each line with key=value pairs.

              pager  prints each key: value pair on its own line and separates
                     records with form feed character (^L).

              tab    prints  a  table  header  followed by tab separated value
                     lines.

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

ARGUMENTS
       name   The value of an instance's instance_name setting.

       base_dir
              The base directory of a Dovecot instance.

COMMANDS
   instance list
       doveadm instance list

       This command lists the seen Dovecot instances.

   instance remove
       doveadm instance remove name | base_dir

Dovecot v2.2                      2012-02-16               DOVEADM-INSTANCE(1)
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