Move a Domain to a Different Hard Drive on the Same Server

On occasion, a system administrator may need to move a domain to a different location on the same server. This may be necessary if your domains exist on the C:\ drive and your C:\ drive is filling up too quickly.

Applies to SmarterMail 7.x - 15.x

Follow these steps to move the domain to another hard drive:

  1. Stop the SmarterMail service.
  2. Move the SmarterMail domains folder from the old drive to the new drive. By default, the domain folder is located in C:\SmarterMail\Domains.
  3. Open domainList.xml in a text editor. This file is located in the Service folder of the install path. By default, the install path is at C:\Program Files\SmarterTools\SmarterMail.
  4. Each row beginning with "<Domain>" includes the path to that domain. Change the path for each domain to reflect the new path to those domains.
  5. Restart the SmarterMail service.


Learn more about SmarterMail's enterprise email features and benefits.


Add Feedback
I would like a revision on step 4 of this KB.


Diego Santos (November 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM)
Sorry about that, Diego. The line in question had a character set in it that the editor saw as a break, so it didn't render. This has been resolved.
Derek Curtis (November 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM)
I am currently testing the free version 13.3 on Server 2012 R2.

I've tried moving the Domain to:

1. a domain share (\\dfsroot\domain\smartmail\domain).
2. a Storage Spaces disk (d:\smartmail\domain).

In both cases I'm unable to logon after the change.

Peter Hardy (March 30, 2015 at 7:59 AM)
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed.
Phillip Blanton (March 22, 2016 at 11:15 PM)

Add Feedback