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indysystems

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My scenario:

A few months ago, we lost our mail server for my small company. I moved our Kerio installation over to my Mac Mini, which also doubled as my desktop machine. The Mac Mini has since been replaced to allow it to function as our mail server exclusively.

Since the machine was used as a desktop, I'd like to do an OS X re-install from scratch and then re-install Kerio. Obviously I want to preserve our configuration and our mailstore. STF'ing got me this:

Backup the following files from the installation directory:

* mailserver.cfg
* users.cfg
* faxserver.cfg (Windows only)

You will find these files in

* C:\Program Files\Kerio\MailServer (Windows)
* /opt/kerio/mailserver (Linux)
* /usr/local/kerio/mailserver (Mac OS X)

Is there anything additional with 6.1.2, or is this still a good way to do it?


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sonofcolin

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I think you covered everything.

Try running OS X/KMS from a faster external FW drive. You may notice quite a nice performance increase if you run KMS this way with your Mac mini. Use the internal as a backup.
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indysystems

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Outstanding, thank you.

I'll also check out your idea for using the external FW drive. I just found a real good solution for an external housing that boots well with the Mac. Just used it on my new 20" iMac when I had to swap it out due to a bad airport card.

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indysystems

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Going to add one more for future reference by those who STF:

Don't forget your SSLCert folder if you have purchased your own SSL certificate. Everything as posted in this thread worked fine as far as moving the server to another machine. However, I only allow SSL connections to the server, and that was a problem. I copied over my SSLCert folder, restarted the mailserver, and then launched the admin console to activate my ssl cert.

After that, good to go!

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jeffleeismyhero

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Does using a firewire 400 drive improve the performance of the mini? I thought it would decrease performance which is why I'm stuck on the 40gig drive.
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sonofcolin

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Yes. 7200 RPM disk vs 4200. No contest.
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jeffleeismyhero

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I thought that the drive being read by firewire would make it slower.
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sonofcolin

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No. Other way around. Have a look at some others opinions here:
http://www.budget-ha.com/apple/mac-mini-firewire/
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jeffleeismyhero

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That's perfect! No more fighting with the 40 gig drive over space issues.
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sonofcolin

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FYI: Xbench Mac mini
Xbench 1.2. Baseline score 100 is 2Ghz G5 running 10.4

2 sets of results. Test 1 with internal ATA 4200RPM. Test 2 with external FW 7200RPM.

	Disk Test	19.04	
		Sequential	29.33	
			Uncached Write	27.23	16.72 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Write	43.45	24.58 MB/sec [256K blocks]
			Uncached Read	17.89	5.24 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Read	48.15	24.20 MB/sec [256K blocks]
		Random	14.09	
			Uncached Write	4.58	0.48 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Write	30.68	9.82 MB/sec [256K blocks]
			Uncached Read	59.41	0.42 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Read	63.20	11.73 MB/sec [256K blocks]

	Disk Test	46.09	
		Sequential	52.13	
			Uncached Write	50.76	31.17 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Write	55.66	31.49 MB/sec [256K blocks]
			Uncached Read	39.81	11.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Read	71.75	36.06 MB/sec [256K blocks]
		Random	41.30	
			Uncached Write	15.58	1.65 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Write	81.48	26.08 MB/sec [256K blocks]
			Uncached Read	89.02	0.63 MB/sec [4K blocks]
			Uncached Read	108.99	20.22 MB/sec [256K blocks]
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