Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Mirroring IMail to a backup server

Posted on 2006-11-22
2
Medium Priority
?
249 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello!  We have a mail server (Windows 2003 Server OS) that is running Imail 2006.  We are looking for advice on how to mirror Imail user accounts and their corresponding folders to a backup server.  At this point, we have no way of backing up the 26 gig Imail folder without possible encountering corrupt files because files being in use during the backup.

Any advice on how to properly mirror Imail to a backup server would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you very much!
BS
0
Comment
Question by:rjohnsonjr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
BudDurland earned 2000 total points
ID: 18015980
We used IMail for a long time, and this was always a problem.  Of course, we ran RAID 1 disks as a first line of defense, but backup was also desirable.  The best could come up with was a script to shut down the queue manager, SMTPD, IMAP, POP and WebMail, then use XCOPY with the /M switch to copy user folders off to another folder that could then be backed up to tape.  And don't forget to backup the IMAil registry, which has all the user names, passwords, settings, etc.

FWIW, we switched to Kerio 2 years ago; it has backup integrated in the server.  We simply backup the data to an external USB drive and swap it out every couple days.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Are you using email marketing software? If not, you're missing out on effortless marketing and the reaching of desired conversion rates through email marketing software.
This is my first article on Expert Exchange on the Manual Method of Exporting Office 365 Mailboxes to PST format by using the eDiscovery mechanism of Office. Hope you will enjoy the article.
In this Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial, I'm going to show how small business owners who use Google Apps can save money by setting up what is called a catch-all email address in their Gmail accounts. By using the catch-all feature, small busin…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question