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hbianchi

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We have just used the new "Rename Domain" feature included in Kerio Connect 7, and it works fine. In just few minutes, all the 650 mailboxes of our main domain where moved to a new one, without disturbing nor loosing any message, and with no other blackout time than 2 or 3 minutes that took the restart.

In order to improve the process, I want to report Kerio that:

- template domains are not migrated. No matter the former domain remains a alias of the new one, the older domain in templates is not replaced by the new one.

- replacement of mailboxes mentions in status.fld files is partially solved (those entries are related to "permissions" granted to folders and subfolders). All entries in status.fls of public folders were solved ok, but entries of users mailboxes were not. And I found some of entries were renamed and some others not.

Just some recomendatios for users:

- Before changing domain, take care that new one has the MX records defined.
- Prevent users to enter webmail by any way you want except stoping https service in server.
- stop and set to manual all services but the https you need to enter the Administration Window.
- rename domain and revert former steps.

My installations is a 2 quad Xeon Processor, with 8 GB RAM, 2 x 160 GB SATA Raid 1 for O.S. and 4 x 300 GB SAS Raid 5 for Storage. O.S. is Red Hat Linux 5.6 and running Kerio Connect 7.01 for 650 users.
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marook

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This has to be filed as tickets at support.kerio.com (!) Smile

Regards,

Jakob Peterhänsel
Consultant - Humac A/S

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nhoague

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Update with experience renaming domain with Kerio Connect 7.1.3.

Rename the domain works great, as posted earlier no loss of messages or data.

One interesting note though is after the domain rename, the KOFF Connector still authenticated using old domain credentials. It was my expectation that KOFF would report bad username/password since that account really no longer existed. And even more interesting is I was able to send mail from that account.

After visiting the KOFF configuration and hitting retrieve info, the email address and full name populated correctly, but still authenticating with old username and password.

Has anyone else witnessed this? Bug perhaps?

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Pavel Dobry (Kerio)

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As mentioned in the manual the old domain name still works as long as the domain alias exists after domain rename: http://manuals.kerio.com/connect/adminguide/en/sect-domrenam e.html
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