Connect. Communicate. Collaborate. Securely.

Home » Kerio User Forums » Kerio Connect » Backup of Kerio Connect
  •  
JohnD

Messages: 11
Karma: 0
Send a private message to this user
I see that Kerio has a built-in backup feature that can be enabled to backup Kerio. My question is what are the pros / cons of using it and backing up that folder vs just backing up the whole drive? I know with Exchange, I had to use special "connectors" from the backup vendor to backup Exchange properly. If I backup the whole Kerio folder would that not be restorable so that I could get back up and running?
  •  
mbmaplethorpe

Messages: 25
Karma: 0
Send a private message to this user
We're using the Kerio backup and have not had any issue with it. We had experimented with synchronising the mail store between two servers using rsync but found it somewhat unpredictable so don't use it anymore.

The pros are that it is free, easy to configure and does perform an easy and predictable restore. We've restored out entire mailstore (275GB and ~75 users) to a standby server from the Kerio backup in ~2hours.

Cons are it might not provide the speed and flexibility of other 3rd party products. I guess what you need depends on the requirements and needs of your business or clients.
  •  
JohnD

Messages: 11
Karma: 0
Send a private message to this user
So if I don't use the builtin backup, but use my current disk-to-disk system, there really is no difference. I could restore just the user folder that I might need to reload and be back up and running vs running kmsrecover. I guess my main question boils down to there is no need to backup to my current system AND use the builtin function. It would greatly increase my current backup time if I backed up the Kerio folders and also the Kerio backup folders. Basically doubling the backup.
  •  
benjalamelami

Messages: 157

Karma: 5
Send a private message to this user
There is not much to think about the backup. Its plain hierarchy and filesystem its what is needed to have the data on another machine. I dont know why, but I have not seen anyone who uses as heavily the Kerio for large volume storage as we do. I have 110 users and 850 GB of data with many users with multiple devices hooked to the mail server.

When I upgraded the mailserver, it took a long while to copy the whole thing, but eventually thats all it took to have everyone up and running.
Previous Topic: Kerio x64 on Windows 2008 r2 x64
Next Topic: Server relocation
Goto Forum:
  


Disclaimer:
Kerio discussion forums are intended for open communication between forum members and may contain information and material posted by members which may be useful in learning about Kerio products. The discussion forums are not intended to provide technical support for any specific product. Any information implied or expressed in the discussion forums is that of the posting member. Kerio is in no way responsible for the information posted in the forums, or its accuracy. Kerio employees may participate in the discussions, but their postings do not represent an offical position of the company on any issues raised or discussed. Kerio reserves the right to monitor and maintain the forums to promote free and accurate exchange of information.

Current Time: Sat Aug 19 18:51:07 CEST 2017

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.00398 seconds
.:: Contact :: Home ::.
Powered by: FUDforum 3.0.4.