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

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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.

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 domains.json in a text editor. By default, the install path is at C:\Program Files (x86)\SmarterTools\SmarterMail\Service\Settings\domains.json.
  4. Find the domains you wish to move, and edit their data_path to reflect the new path to those domains.
  5. Restart the SmarterMail service.
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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 (3/30/2015 at 7:59 AM)
Thank you! This is exactly what I needed.
Phillip Blanton (3/22/2016 at 11:15 PM)