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jpokinpo

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We are currently running KMS+KOC, with which we are very happy. Since we still have a license for Imail 8.xx, I have setup a backup box with Imail. The intent is that if the primary server dies from hardware failure, the backup box (with minimal reconfigurations) will allow continued email traffic until a new server is ordered and data restored. Hence, these questions:

1. Unless, I am missing something, I can't seem to find a way to create a rule in KMS to...say, for <inbound> <forward a COPY to> <user address> <at IP address>. Any way to do this? or close to it?

2. I do not think that the powers-that-be will approved a second KMS license for use as backup. However, assuming they do, I may consider using a replication software (like Peersync) to setup realtime syncing between the boxes. Anyone doing this or could it work?

3. Any better ideas at no or minimal additional cost?

Thanks.
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jshaw541

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http://www.kerio.com/manual/kms/en/ch26s05.html

Else set up a backup mx server using open source software. We use Postfix, in our case.

Kerio MailServer 6.7.1 w/AD
Windows Server 2003 SP 1
Dell PowerEdge 2850 (Dual Xeon 3.2ghz and 2 GB RAM)
~1300 users
~1000+ concurrent IMAPS connections
iPhone users
Outlook 2007 KOFF users
Apple iCal 10.5/10.6 users
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winkelman

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jpokinpo wrote on Fri, 30 March 2007 05:40

2. I do not think that the powers-that-be will approved a second KMS license for use as backup. However, assuming they do, I may consider using a replication software (like Peersync) to setup realtime syncing between the boxes. Anyone doing this or could it work?

If you use replication software like DoubleTake, you will not need a second Kerio license. The backup server will only go online if the primary server fails, so you'd never have both KMS servers running side-by-side. Of course, you would need a second server, but on the bright side: that server could act as failover for multiple other servers (as long as not more than one server fails simultaneously), so could could protect multiple servers this way.

[Updated on: Fri, 30 March 2007 14:13]

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jpokinpo

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Thanks guys.

Jshaw541,
I read this part of the manual but was not sure it would work for me since it states, "If this recipient is not found in this domain...." I would like to retain same user addresses.

Winkelman,
Thanks for input regarding the license for backup use. To think about it, you are right. I will give this a shot. :)))
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