import/export settings for server migration
Question asked by Russ Michaels - December 16, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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Hi,

I have follow guide elsewhere about migrating to a new sever, however some of the settings are missing from new server, such as the blacklist. The only obvious file is blacklistawareconfig.xml but this contains the DNS server blacklist, not the IP blacklist.

Can anyone tell me where the required file is or how to export/import settings from one server to another.

Also, is there any way to get the old server to relay all mail to the new server during a migration to avoid losing any email during dns propagation. 
 

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Hi Russ. I have completed dozens of migrations of SmarterMail to new servers and when I do I always move over all of the .xml and .dat files from C:\Program Files (x86)\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\Service. That will ensure that you have everything in the configuration on the old server moved on to the new server.
 
Also, I'm not sure if there is a way to get the old server to relay all of the mail to the new server during the migration, but what I normally do it set up a 2nd free SmarterMail installation on a different server and use it as a Store and Forward. This will ensure all mail sent to your primary server during the downtime will be redirected to the 2nd free server and that server will hang on to it until your primary server becomes available after the migration. Once your new primary server is up and running, the Store and Forward server will send the mail to the primary server for delivery.
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