doveadm instance commands are used to manage the list of Dovecot instances running on the
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 server).
Instances are added to the list automatically when Dovecot is started.
Each instance is uniquely identified by its
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).