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mrshermanoaks

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I've got a KMS system that's been working great, but I'm taking the machine out of the hosting facility and will be handling mail internally. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to switch servers. I have the new server up and running already, albeit with no accounts and nothing set up. I have set up a domain name for the server and added it as a secondary MX entry.

The trick is the amount of time I'll need to move the files. My plan was to run a backup on the existing server and then restore that backup on the new server. There is about 6gb of mail on the existing server. Seeing as how the backup itself takes an hour or two, and then transferring the backup files over to the new server will take a few hours - I'm trying to figure out what to do with the email that comes in during those hours. Should I then schedule an incremental backup after I've downloaded my full backup, and download that backup too before my restore?

Anyone done this kind of move before and have suggestions or tips? Thanks.

[Updated on: Thu, 29 January 2009 19:20]

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If you're using Linux boxes or Mac servers you can use rsync to sync the mailstore and the config files.

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