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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 mountpoints 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 redown-
           load all mails.  If the mountpoint is known to be unmounted, Dovecot will simply  fail  opening  any  mail-

       *   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

       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 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.

       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 startup).

       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 at:


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