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doveadm-altmove - Move matching mails to the alternative storage (dbox-only)


doveadm [-Dv] altmove search_query
doveadm [-Dv] altmove -A search_query
doveadm [-Dv] altmove -u user search_query


This command can be used with dbox or mdbox storage to move mails to alternative storage path when :ALT=<path> is specified for the mail location.

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

In the second form, the command will be performed for all users.

In the third form, only matching mails of the given user(s) will be moved to the alternative storage.


Global doveadm(1) options:

Enables verbosity and debug messages.
Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

Command specific options:

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 iterate_query setting in the /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database layout. Otherwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

-u user/mask
Run the command only for the given user. It's also possible to use '*' and '?' wildcards (e.g. -u *
When neither the -A option nor -u user was specified, the command will be executed with the environment of the currently logged in user.


Messages matching this search query will be moved to alt storage. See doveadm-search-query(7) for details.


Mailbox locations and namespaces.
Authentication processes, including userdb settings.


This example moves seen mails older than one week to alternative storage under /nfsmount:

mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/%h/mdbox
doveadm altmove -u seen savedbefore 1w

See Also

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


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