DOVEADM-INSTANCE(1)                 Dovecot                DOVEADM-INSTANCE(1)

       doveadm-instance - Manage the list of running Dovecot instances

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

       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).

       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

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -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.

       name   The value of an instance's instance_name setting.

              The base directory of a Dovecot instance.

   instance list
       doveadm instance list

       This command lists the seen Dovecot instances.

   instance remove
       doveadm instance remove name | base_dir

       This command removes the specified instance.

       Report  bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
       <>.  Information about reporting bugs  is  available


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