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DOVEADM-MOVE(1)                     Dovecot                    DOVEADM-MOVE(1)



NAME
       doveadm-move - Move messages matching the given search query into another mailbox
       doveadm-copy - Copy messages matching the given search query into another mailbox

SYNOPSIS
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] -A destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] -F file destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] move [-S socket_path] -u user destination [user source_user] search_query

       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] -A destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] -F file destination [user source_user] search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] copy [-S socket_path] -u user destination [user source_user] search_query

DESCRIPTION
       doveadm move can be used for moving mails between mailboxes for one or more users.  The search_query is used to
       restrict which messages are moved into the destination mailbox.
       doveadm copy behaves the same as doveadm move, except that copied messages will not be expunged after  copying.

       In  the  first  form, doveadm(1) will execute the move/copy action with the environment of the logged in system
       user.

       In the second form, doveadm(1) will iterate over all users, found in the configured  user_db(s),  and  move  or
       copy each user's messages, matching the given search_query, into the user's destination mailbox.

       In  the  third  form,  doveadm(1)  will  iterate over all users, found in the given file, and move or copy each
       user's messages, matching the given search_query, into the user's destination mailbox.

       In the fourth form, matching mails will be moved or copied only for given user(s).

OPTIONS
       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -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.

       Command specific options:

       -A     If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for all users.  Using this option in combina-
              tion 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 /etc/dovecot/dove-
              cot-sql.conf.ext matches your database layout.  When using the LDAP userdb module, make  sure  that  the
              iterate_attrs  and iterate_filter settings in /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 similar 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.

       -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 environment of the currently logged in user.

ARGUMENTS
       destination
              The  name  of  the destination mailbox, into which the mails should be moved or copied.  The destination
              mailbox must exist, otherwise this command will fail.

       search_query
              Move/copy messages matching the given search query.  See doveadm-search-query(7) for details.

       user source_user
              The keyword user followed by a valid user name.  When this argument is present,  doveadm(1)  will  apply
              the search_query to the source_user's mail_location.
              Limitation:  Currently the users, specified by -u user and user source_user, must share the same UID and
              GID.

EXAMPLE
       Move jane's messages - received in September 2011 - from her INBOX into her archive.

       doveadm move -u jane Archive/2011/09 mailbox INBOX BEFORE \
       2011-10-01 SINCE 01-Sep-2011

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

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



Dovecot v2.2                      2015-05-09                   DOVEADM-MOVE(1)