NAME doveadm-dump - Dump the content of Dovecot’s binary mailbox index/log

SYNOPSIS doveadm [-Dv] dump [-t type] path

DESCRIPTION Dovecot uses several binary index and log files in order to improve performance for accessing mails. For some mailbox formats, such as sdbox and mdbox, the index files are part of the format itself. For details about index files, see also: Files

doveadm dump is used to show the contents of those mailbox index/log files, in human readable format. This is mainly useful for Dovecot developers when debugging some problem.

OPTIONS Global doveadm(1) options:

-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.

-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

Command specific options:

-t type the file type of the file to be dumped. If the type was omit- ted, doveadm(1) tries to detect the type of path. type can be:

index dovecot.index,

log dovecot.index.log,

mailboxlog dovecot.mailbox.log

thread dovecot.index.thread

ARGUMENTS path The path to the corresponding index or log file. If only a directory is specified, doveadm tries to find and dump index type file under it.

EXAMPLE Look at the contents of a mailbox’s index:

doveadm dump ~/Maildir/.work/

REPORTING BUGS Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <>. Information about reporting bugs is available at:

SEE ALSO doveadm(1)

Dovecot v2.0 2010-06-22 DOVEADM-DUMP(1)