[Pkg-exim4-users] Move to a new box

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Sep 27 07:45:33 UTC 2009

Chris Scully <cscully at careplusfinancial.com> wrote:
> I have an operating exim4-courier IMAP installation on a Debian box that 
> I need to move onto a different (also Debian) server.  I'm looking for 
> some documentation as to best practices for accomplishing this.  Can 
> anyone point me in the right direction?


the exim part is easy:

1 setup new box
2 configure old box to deliver everything to new box by using a manualroute
3 switch MX pointers
4 Flush queue on old box (exim -qff)
5 Once the DNS change has propagated, switch off old box.

For courier I would expect to add something like this in between 1 and 2.

1.1 Disable pop/imap logins on oldbox
1.2 configure old box to do not do any deliveries. (hold_domains = *)
1.3 copy user mailboxes to new box
1.4 enable pop/imap logins on new box, point users there.

cu andreas
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