doveadm-mount - Manage the list of mountpoints where mails are stored
] [-f formatter
The doveadm mount command
s 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
redownload all mails. If the mountpoint is known to be unmounted, Dovecot
will simply fail opening any mailboxes.
- 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 mails.
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.
- Enables verbosity and debug messages.
- -f formatter
- Specifies the formatter for formatting the output.
Supported formatters are:
- prints each line with key=value
- prints each key: value pair on its own
line and separates records with form feed character (^L).
- prints a table header followed by tab separated value
- prints a table header followed by adjusted value
- -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.
- Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
- The directory name of a mountpoint
doveadm mount add
- The state of a mountpoint. Either online or
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
can currently be either "online
" (default) or
". 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
] [-f formatter
] mount list
This command lists the mountpoints known to Dovecot and their state.
doveadm mount remove path
This command removes the specified path
from the mountpoint list.
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