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DOVEADM-ALTMOVE(1)		    Dovecot		    DOVEADM-ALTMOVE(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -A search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -F file search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -u user search_query

DESCRIPTION
       This command can	be used	with sdbox or mdbox storage to move  mails  to
       alternative storage path	when :ALT=<path> is specified for the mail lo-
       cation.

       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, the	command	will be	performed for all users	listed
       in the given file.

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

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity	and debug messages.

       -o setting=value
	      Overrides	 the  configuration  setting from /usr/local/etc/dove-
	      cot/dovecot.conf and from	the userdb with	the given  value.   In
	      order to override	multiple settings, the -o option may be	speci-
	      fied multiple times.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific	options:

       -A     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	 iter-
	      ate_query	setting	in /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext
	      matches your database layout.  When using	the LDAP  userdb  mod-
	      ule,  make  sure	that the iterate_attrs and iterate_filter set-
	      tings in /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your
	      LDAP  schema.   Otherwise	 doveadm(1)  will be unable to iterate
	      over all users.

       -F file
	      Execute the command for all the users in the file.  This is sim-
	      ilar  to the -A option, but instead of getting the list of users
	      from the userdb, they are	read from the given  file.   The  file
	      contains one username per	line.

       -r     When  the	 -r  option  is	given this command works the other way
	      round.  Mails will be moved from the alternative storage back to
	      the default mail location.

       -S socket_path
	      The option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX
	      domain socket, or	a hostname and port (hostname:port), in	 order
	      to connect a remote host via a TCP socket.

	      This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands
	      through the given	socket.

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

ARGUMENTS
       search_query
	      Messages	matching  this search query will be moved to alt stor-
	      age.  See	doveadm-search-query(7)	for details.

FILES
       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
	      Mailbox locations	and namespaces.

       /usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-*.conf.ext
	      Authentication processes,	including userdb settings.

EXAMPLE
       This example moves seen mails older than	one week to alternative	 stor-
       age under /nfsmount:
       mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/%h/mdbox

       doveadm altmove -u johnd@example.com seen savedbefore 1w

REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs, including doveconf	-n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
       <dovecot@dovecot.org>.  Information about reporting bugs	 is  available
       at: http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

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

Dovecot	v2.3			  2015-05-09		    DOVEADM-ALTMOVE(1)

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