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First, don't razz me for moving FROM Linux to Windows, it's only temporary and I needed to get mail backup immediately.

This is more of an issue WITH resolution.

After following the docs to the "T", including doing a full backup and restore - everything seems to work fine except after the restore, Kerio would NOT start. No error logs or debugs even to begin troubleshooting.

Solution: mailserver.cfg, manually change the paths as they are different between Linux and Windows (and visa versa).

Kerio: You should perhaps adjust the KMSRECOVER tool to incorporate the new path. Or at the very least, this type of error should get thrown into the debug/error.log so it doesn't take a half day to troubleshoot the issue.


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i dont think the kms recover tool was originally intended to migrate between different systems, thats probably why it doesnt do that, my reccomendation would be to use something like virtualbox to create a linux vm on your windows machine then you could install virtual box on your linux box when its fixed and run kerio from a VM, not the ideal setup i know but makes movements like that ten times easier as all you need to do each time is stop the vm move it, restart it, provided its setup with a static IP

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Maybe you should have checked the knowledgebase, it is well documented that you have to change the paths manually when switching to a different operating system.

This would have saved you a lot of time. I moved from Linux to Windows about 6 months ago as I needed to use NTLM authentication. I never had any issues.
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