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Hi, I was wondering if there's documentation on how to do this.

I'm migrating a user from our old Cyrus IMAP box to our new Kerio box, running on Red Hat Linux. He has a TON of mail - 4GB, over 15K messages in the inbox alone - And I'd like to move the core folders over before I reconfigure his account.

The issue is, I can't create his new accouny ahead of time, because if anybody that's already on the new server tries to email him, it will only go to the new server. (The old server is a bit of a kludge, and the amount of time it would take to set up forwarding isn't worth it)

What I'd like to do is one of the following:

Option A) Create subfolders in my account, and using Outlook, copy the folders from his existing old account to those folders. Then, when the time comes, set up his new account and move the folders to that account on the backend over a terminal window. But do I have to do something to get these folders to show back up? So far I haven't had much success with this route.

Option B) Set up a new user called Joe2, for example. Migrate as much data into that account ahead of time using Outlook. Then when it's time to go live, rename joe2 as joe. I've tried this once before by doing some voodoo with some user config files, but could never get it to work. I found no possible way to do this via the admin console.

I'd prefer Option B, because after the date is over there it's just a matter of renaming some settings. I just haven't had any luck doing this. What do you guys suggest, and are there any HOWTO's on either method?


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A suggestion could be to try:

-Setting up the new account on the server
-Setting up the account as an additional account for that person. Thus, they have two IMAP accounts.
-Transfer your mailboxes by dragging and dropping in the person's email client.

Not elegant, or 'behind the scene'. But very simple.

I ran some tests, and it works fine on a small scale... A little clunky for 4Gb, so do it out-of-hours if you can!

Hope that helps,
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