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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 lines.

              table  prints a table header followed by adjusted value lines.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given
              value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple 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 at:


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