Connect. Communicate. Collaborate. Securely.

Home » Kerio User Forums » Kerio Connect » Kerio Backups

Messages: 17
Karma: 0
Send a private message to this user
moved from another topic ...

winkelman wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 05:01

oregondean wrote on Mon, 16 April 2007 20:10

I have daily backups using the Kerio built in utility. If I need to downgrade back to 6.3.1 is there anything else that I should back up before I proceed?

You should always also backup the cfg-files, the certificates, the mailing lists (and perhaps some more stuff). These items are not included in the built-in backup (while they should!), but necessary for a full recovery after a disaster.

I back up the entire store directory in addition to using the built-in Kerio backup tool. I read in the manual that

Kerio MailServer makes a backup of the entire store data directory and of the users.cfg and mailserver.cfg configuration files.

It claims that the built in backup does back up all config files. Perhaps Kerio can clarify ... does this include the mailing list, certificates and whatever you refer to as "some other stuff"? What is "other stuff"?


OSX server 10.4.9, Dual G5 w/2GB of RAM

Messages: 2119
Karma: 3
Send a private message to this user
Ok, I've checked the zip-files to make sure:

Kerio's built-in backup saves the mail store folder and two cfg-files (mailserver.cfg and users.cfg). It does not backup anything else. So not the SSL-certificates, not the mailing lists (located in ..\store\lists\..) or some other stuff such as the log-files (..\store\logs\..), modifications you may have made to the web interface, etc. (Please don't ask what this 'etc.' is :-)

My advise: use Kerio's built-in backup feature to get a nice non-corrupted backup of the mail store, but backup all the other folders regularly (small compared to the store anyway) to not miss anything should disaster strike.

[Updated on: Fri, 20 April 2007 12:36]

Previous Topic: Mailman - can it co-exist with Kerio on OSX?
Next Topic: exchange migration tool
Goto Forum:

Kerio discussion forums are intended for open communication between forum members and may contain information and material posted by members which may be useful in learning about Kerio products. The discussion forums are not intended to provide technical support for any specific product. Any information implied or expressed in the discussion forums is that of the posting member. Kerio is in no way responsible for the information posted in the forums, or its accuracy. Kerio employees may participate in the discussions, but their postings do not represent an offical position of the company on any issues raised or discussed. Kerio reserves the right to monitor and maintain the forums to promote free and accurate exchange of information.

Current Time: Tue Nov 21 09:01:59 CET 2017

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.00333 seconds
.:: Contact :: Home ::.
Powered by: FUDforum 3.0.4.