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Monday, August 12, 2013, 13:23

How can I migrate my PerfectMail settings to a new server?

Category: General

Solution ID: 00000235

Summary:

How can I migrate my settings (e.g. black/white list entries, etc.) to a new server?

Answer:

When you do an ISO install on the new server it will give you a Demo license which will make the new server fully functional. You will have to get it re-licensed, but there will be plenty of time to do that.

To restore your settings, including Black/White lists, etc., start up the old system and navigate to the web interface "Server Admin > Backup". Create a new backup (add a comment), then click the "Existing Backups" tab. Click on the backup you created to download it.

On the new server navigate to "Server Admin > Backup". Click the "Browse" button, select the backup file you downloaded and click the "Upload" button. Once again, click over to the "Existing Backups" tab, click the radio button beside the uploaded backup and click one of the restore buttons.

"Restore Domain and Filter Settings" - Will restore all of the domain configuration, spam settings, etc.

"Full Server Restore" - Will restore everything, including network settings. (Network settings will only take affect after the server is rebooted.)

Neither of these options will restore your license information. License information is always server specific.

When the new server is in production open a support ticket to let us know about the server change. We will update your licensing information as needed.


Tags: server, migration, configuration, settings, restore

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Link to this article: http://perfectmail.com/kb/how_migrate_settings_to_new_server

Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 13:23

-- David Rutherford

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