Migrate from SM13 on Server 2003 to SM16 on Server 2012 R2
Question asked by Joe Cremin - February 19, 2018 at 10:33 AM
I'll be migrating from an old install of SM 13 on Server 2003 to a new Server 2012 R2 install.  Can I simply install the new version of SmarterMail on the new server and migrate over, or should I install SM 13 on the new server, perform the migration, and then upgrade SM to the newest version?
I plan on following the steps in the "Migrate SmarterMail to a Different Server" KB article, but it didn't specify whether I could migrate to a new version or if they should be the same.

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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Hi Joe,
We tend to recommend that you migrate to the same version. Install version 13.x on the new server and follow the steps in Migrate SmarterMail to a Different Server to get your data in the correct location. Then perform a Major Upgrade of SmarterMail

Andrea Rogers
Customer Operations Manager
SmarterTools Inc.


Joe Cremin Replied
Hi Andrea,

Thanks for the quick reply. That's what I was leaning towards, but I didn't want to do extra steps if they weren't required. I'll plan on installing the same version and migrating to that, just to be safe. :)


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