Change Default Location


#1

i know under https://mailinabox.email/guide.html there is a section called Advaned states you can change storage root. is the steps to preform this.

  1. export STORAGE_ROOT=/your/desired/path
  2. curl -s https://mailinabox.email/setup.sh | sudo -E bash

and all works the same? or am i missing something? sorry very basic question and I am a begineer at linux.


#2

It does look like that is all you need to do.


#3

After Install i noticed that if i run export the export storage_root location is gone is this suppose to happen? is this going to affect future updates/upgrades?


#4

It specifically says in the instructions you must run the export before the running the script. It’s possible that meant before installing MIAB.

@JoshData - Is this storage_root variable allowed after initial install or must it be done before?


#5

There is an issue on GitHub related to this …


#6

QUOTE FROM GITHUB ISSUE:

I did, and eventually it did work but was pretty inconsistent. I had to do it with my root user since it didn’t work when using a non-root user. I found that it seemed to work sometime after the first install, but wouldn’t work when doing a fresh one.

Need to update the instructions on the website to sudo export STORAGE_ROOT=/path/to/place as root account (when using sudo?) might not have access to a users env variables.


#7

When i do sudo export i get “Sudo: export” command not found"


#8

Can you copy the full output (including the full command you used?)


#9

Export%20Command

Is this what your wanting?


#10

Oh, you are running the command as root alright, so sudo is not required (and wont work properly anyway)