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howtos:network_services:postfix_dovecot_mysql:database [2015/02/16 21:09 (UTC)]
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howtos:network_services:postfix_dovecot_mysql:database [2015/06/11 14:42 (UTC)] (current)
tim [Creating Mail Database Tables]
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-===== Virtual Mail Server Database =====+====== Virtual Mail Server Database =====
 + 
 +This page is supplemental to main article: [[howtos:​network_services:​postfix_dovecot_mysql|Creating a Virtual Mail Server with Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL]]
  
 The database is used to provide configuration and authentication for your virtual mail domains and mail boxes. Email content is not stored in the database in this configuration. The database is used to provide configuration and authentication for your virtual mail domains and mail boxes. Email content is not stored in the database in this configuration.
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   * virtual_users - Contains an entry for each virtual mail box served   * virtual_users - Contains an entry for each virtual mail box served
   * virtual_aliases - Maps aliases (source) to actual mail boxes (destination)   * virtual_aliases - Maps aliases (source) to actual mail boxes (destination)
 +to create these tables, type
 +<​code>​mysql --user="​mailuser"​ -p -e "​CREATE TABLE virtual_domains( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,​ name VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY ( id ) );" mailserver
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 +mysql --user="​mailuser"​ -p -e "​CREATE TABLE virtual_users( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,​ domain_id INT NOT NULL , password VARCHAR(106) NOT NULL, email VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY ( id ) ,FOREIGN KEY (domain_id) REFERENCES virtual_domains(id));"​ mailserver
  
 +mysql --user="​mailuser"​ -p -e "​CREATE TABLE virtual_aliases( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,​ domain_id INT NOT NULL, source VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, destination VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY ( id ),FOREIGN KEY (domain_id) REFERENCES virtual_domains(id) );" mailserver
 +</​code>​ each time supplying the password you gave for the mysql mailuser user.
 ==== Adding Domain Entries ==== ==== Adding Domain Entries ====
 To add entries to the virtual_domains table using the mysql client: To add entries to the virtual_domains table using the mysql client:
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 For troubleshooting,​ use the queries shown above to verify the domains, email users and aliases in the database at any time, and to reset virtual user passwords. For troubleshooting,​ use the queries shown above to verify the domains, email users and aliases in the database at any time, and to reset virtual user passwords.
 [[howtos:​network_services:​postfix_dovecot_mysql|Return to main article page]] [[howtos:​network_services:​postfix_dovecot_mysql|Return to main article page]]
 +====== Sources ======
 +  * Originally written by [[wiki:​user:​astrogeek | astrogeek]]
 {{tag>​howtos email postfix dovecot mysql}} {{tag>​howtos email postfix dovecot mysql}}

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