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natediggs

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Hi Everyone,

I have a small Kerio server (about 15 users) that I want to move to another physical server over night one day this week. What is the best way to handle moving the data over? Can I simply just zip up the data directory and then move it over to the new server? If I do so, will all of the account info, including passwords stay the same?

I'd like the move to be as transparent as possible to the users.

Nate
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natediggs wrote on Mon, 19 July 2010 12:37
Hi Everyone,

I have a small Kerio server (about 15 users) that I want to move to another physical server over night one day this week. What is the best way to handle moving the data over? Can I simply just zip up the data directory and then move it over to the new server? If I do so, will all of the account info, including passwords stay the same?

I'd like the move to be as transparent as possible to the users.

Nate


You'll also need the mailserver.cfg file, edited appropriately for the new store directory location.

There are a couple of other files (like your license) that need to be moved as well.

I think this is all documented in the manual and knowledgebase.

Cheers,
Jon
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natediggs

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I guess I don't ask questions on a forum to get answers that I can read in a manual. I know from the manual that I can do a full backup on the old server and a restore on the new one. What I was looking for on the forum was some insight into the best way to go about it. I can read anything in the manual or in the knowledge base. I can ask a question on the forum to get some insight from people who've actually done what I'm about to do.
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marook

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We have done it a couple of times on OS X.

Simply move /usr/local/kerio to the new server, run the installer again (just to be sure) and you are good to go.
Unless you have pointed your Mailstore somewhere else.. Wink

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Jakob Peterhänsel
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TorW

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There is no "best way" to move a lot of files. There are simply too many parameters involved, and nobody wants to commit to an answer where nothing is known about the setup (and costs you nothing). Is the new server on the other side of a slow WAN link? Is it a different OS? What OS are the servers running anyway? Are you comfortable with rsync and all its incantations? File rights? Re-indexing? Backups?

We've moved message stores, single domains and single users from one physical storage to another, but it can take quite some time and is sort-of a balancing act unless the new server just sits in the same rack on the same subnet runnign the same OS.

[Updated on: Tue, 20 July 2010 10:32]

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dingo

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Hello,

I have used the information in this url:

http://support.kerio.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=v iewarticle&kbarticleid=257

Has worked for me a few times.

Best regards,
Ingolfur
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natediggs

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Thanks Dingo. That is the approach I will take. Seems simplest.
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scottwilkins

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dingo wrote on Tue, 20 July 2010 10:52
Hello,

I have used the information in this url:

http://support.kerio.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=v iewarticle&kbarticleid=257

Has worked for me a few times.

Best regards,
Ingolfur


Well, time has come for me to do a server upgrade. However, this link no longer works. And searching the KB currently in place for Connect returns nothing on the best procedure for moving Kerio Connect from an old server to a new one. This seems to be a much needed KB article, why is it not front and center on the KB pages, at least under "Installation and Upgrades"
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Brian Carmichael (Kerio)

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I believe this is the article you are looking for:
http://kb.kerio.com/360

Brian Carmichael
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