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       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
       (e.g. doveadm).


       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -f formatter
              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.

       -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.


       name   The value of an instance's instance_name setting.

              The base directory of a Dovecot instance.


   instance list
       doveadm instance list

       This command lists the seen Dovecot instances.

   instance remove
       doveadm instance remove name | base_dir

       This command removes the specified instance.


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