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What's the best way to migrate a mail host?
Question asked by andrew knasinski - March 12, 2015 at 8:28 AM
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I've reviewed the documentation that explains what files need to be moved for server migration, but I'm moving to a cloud host and need to transfer 65GB of mail data with as little downtime as possible. I can't afford to have the server down for a day to do the xfer and assume I will need to selectively move folders and then move the older content afterwards.
 
Does anyone have pointers on doing such a move?

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andrew knasinski Replied
March 16, 2015 at 6:17 AM
Very disappointing to get no response. I followed the instructions for upgrading servers by moving prefs. So that no mail was lost, I started up the new server. I then archived each mail folder (inside domains) off the old server and moved to the new server. As each domain was copied to the new server, I then merged the extracted files to the new mail folder. Very slow and tedious moving so much mail.
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SmarterUser Replied
March 16, 2015 at 7:00 AM
There was a lot of information on the old forum related to this topic.  SmarterTools promised to keep it available for searching, then they used some bogus justification to remove all of it -- without asking for any input from the community.  It's a shame, and tells you something about their evolving mindset.  Many of us here were former Imail users who got tired of the deaf ears.  I hate to see it happening again.

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