DOVEADM-MOUNT(1)                    Dovecot                   DOVEADM-MOUNT(1)

       doveadm-mount - Manage the list of mountpoints where mails are stored

       doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] mount command [arguments]

       The  doveadm  mount  commands  can be used to manage the list of mount-
       points where mails are stored.  This is used mainly  for  better  error
       handling when a mountpoint isn't mounted for some reason:

       *   If a mail directory doesn't exist, it's autocreated.  If the user's
           mails aren't mounted and filesystem  permissions  still  allow  the
           autocreation,  the  user  will  see an empty mailbox and later will
           have to redownload all mails.  If the mountpoint  is  known  to  be
           unmounted, Dovecot will simply fail opening any mailboxes.

       *   If  dbox  alternate  storage  isn't  mounted  and  a  mail in it is
           attempted to be accessed, Dovecot normally rebuilds the indexes and
           notices  that  all the mails in alt storage are expunged.  When the
           alt storage is mounted back and even if index is again rebuilt, the
           mails  won't  necessarily  become visible anymore for IMAP clients.
           If the mountpoint is known to be unmounted, Dovecot  won't  rebuild
           indexes and lose the mails.

       Dovecot automatically adds mountpoints to this list at startup.  If you
       don't want some of the mountpoints added, you can add a wildcard ignore
       for it.

       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.

       path   The directory name of a mountpoint

       state  The state of a mountpoint.  Either online or ignore.

   mount add
       doveadm mount add [path [state]]

       If  this  command  is  run  without any parameters, doveadm detects all
       missing mountpoints and adds them (the same way as when Dovecot does at

       When a mountpoint path is given, it's added as a mountpoint.  The state
       can currently be either "online" (default)  or  "ignore".   The  ignore
       state  is mainly useful with path wildcards to add mountpoints that you
       never want Dovecot to automatically add, such  as:  doveadm  mount  add
       '/mnt/*' ignore

   mount list
       doveadm [-Dv ] [-f formatter] mount list

       This command lists the mountpoints known to Dovecot and their state.

   mount remove
       doveadm mount remove path

       This command removes the specified path from the mountpoint list.

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


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