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moved from another topic ...

winkelman wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 05:01

oregondean wrote on Mon, 16 April 2007 20:10

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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.
http://www.kerio.com/manual/kms/en/ch18s02.html

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"?

Dean

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

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