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Florian

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Hi,

I was wondering if it is possible to create a Kerio Workspace on my Mac (locally) and then pulling a backup in order to restore this backup on my KWS server that is running on linux platform.

So far I have seen that KWS is using different paths depending on the OS.
Is there any possibility to restore a KWS backup in a different OS than it has originally been created?

Thank you for your advise and kind regards
Florian
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Jarda Snajdr (Kerio)

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Hello Florian,

the data files are 100% compatible across platform. You can restore the backup (i.e., unzip the ZIP archive file) on any OS no matter where it was created.

Jarda Snajdr
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BudDurland

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We're currently testing Workspace. It will be running as a VMWare guest, so I am trying to decide if it should be on Win7 or use the VMWare appliance. I'm far more familiar with Windoze, but kinda find my way around with *nix.

On this topic, what's the easiest way to get the backup files created on Windows to the appliance? So far it look like the only way is to put them on an FTP server and use GET to download them to the /opt/kerio/workspace folder.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but at that point, all I need to do is stop Workspace, then use xz -d -f <backup file> to update the data & settings files, then restart Workspace.

Unrelated question, because I don't have much experience yet with VMWare (and I understand if no one here can answer). It appears that adding more disk space to the appliance is as easy as shutting the VM down, editing the settings to have a bigger disk, then restarting. Is that really all there is to it?

Good is better than evil because it's nicer
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BudDurland

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I thought about it, and finally remembered (I've been away from *nix for a while), the solution -- WinSCP. I can use it to connect to the appliance and copy files to wherever I need. The restore will over-write your config file, so either make a backup or be prepared to edit it to reflect the unix-style file paths.

Good is better than evil because it's nicer
--Mammy Yokum
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