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Peter Tsang

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HI folks,

I am planning to deploy Kerio Control but I have questions.

There are 2 networks in my environment. A is and another one B is

A and B have different public IP addresses and each network is connected to a router.

A is the primary site, B is the disaster recovery site.

A and B both have Kerio Connect installed.

Question 1: If I want to route traffic from A to B, should I get Kerio Control setup on both A and B?

Question 2: When I set up Kerio Control, should I set it up in front of the routers or behind the routers?

Question 3: Is Kerio Control designed to route incoming traffic from one network to another like in this case, from A to B?

Thanks in advance!

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I'm a little confused by your description so please correct me if I read something wrong.

You have 2 networks in the same location and you want to have failover so if one location goes down your email will be received by the Kerio Connect server at the second location?

1. Kerio Control would REPLACE your routers, not be installed in addition to them.

2. You will want to use MX records with proper priorities to have mail go to the primary site, then the secondary site if that is down.

3. If you have off-site users that need to connect to the mail servers you will want a service like dnsmadeeasy.com to redirect your DNS entries in case of failure.

4. If you want the email to be synced on both servers for a hot spare you will need to set up some type of software to sync them. Otherwise you can set up store & forward so the mail will end up at the primary site when it returns. Alternately have your backups pushed to the secondary location and have a server sitting by as a cold spare that you could rebuild in a few hours. This all depends on your needs and budget.

While not a step-by-step this should point you in the right direction to handle all of the major factors involved, if you need more help I would contact your reseller and ask if they offer installation and setup support.

- Brian
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