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DOVEADM-INSTANCE(1) Dovecot DOVEADM-INSTANCE(1)
doveadm-instance - Manage the list of running Dovecot instances
doveadm [-Dv] [-f formatter] instance list
doveadm [-Dv] instance remove name | base_dir
The doveadm instance commands are used to manage the list of Dovecot instances running on
the server. In most installations there is only one Dovecot instance, but in some cases
is may be useful to have more (e.g. running director proxy and backend in the same
Instances are added to the list automatically when Dovecot is started. Each instance is
uniquely identified by its base_dir setting. Instances can be named by setting
instance_name in each instance's dovecot.conf. When an instance is named, it can be
accessed easily by giving -i instance_name command line parameter for Dovecot binaries
Global doveadm(1) options:
-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.
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.
-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
name The value of an instance's instance_name setting.
The base directory of a Dovecot instance.
doveadm instance list
This command lists the seen Dovecot instances.
doveadm instance remove name | base_dir
This command removes the specified instance.
Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <dovecot@dove-
cot.org>. Information about reporting bugs is available at: http://dovecot.org/bugre-
Dovecot v2.2 2012-02-16 DOVEADM-INSTANCE(1)
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