Mdaemon Migration!

I currently have proxy server and Mdaemon server (ver 9.6.3) together in one box. I want to migrate Mdaemon to another box sitting behind the firewall in the LAN. What is the quick and painless procedure to do it?
If you have any question about my configuration please let me know.
Thanks,


Andy
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FilipZahradnikCommented:
Mdaemon is very easy to migrate. I have used this technique successfully several times.

This assumes that your Mdaemon is installed \Mdaemon directory, including user mailboxes.

1. Update Mdaemon to the latest version on the old box. This is important. If you can't update, you will need Mdaemon installation file for the version you are currently running.
2. Update all other installed components (SecurityPlus, Groupware, etc.) to the latest version.
3. Note down your serial number(s). Go to Help->About Mdaemon and copy contents of Software status panel.
4. Shut down Mdaemon and disable Mdaemon Windows service on the old box. This is to make sure Mdaemon does not start up on the old box during migration.
5. Copy the entire Mdaemon folder to the new box. It must have the same path as on the old box (e.g. c:\MDaemon). You don't have to copy contents of \Logs folder if it is too big.
6. Once copied, run installation of Mdaemon on the new box using install file from Alt-N. Point the installation folder to your Mdaemon folder. This should pick up old configuration and licenses.
7. Run installations of all other installed components. Again, use the Mdaemon install directory.
8. That's it. You may need to update some configuration info, e.g. your IP address, trusted IP addresses, etc. This depends on your exact setup.

Hope this helps...
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andytleAuthor Commented:
Right now I use DomainPop with a Postmaster account to pull the email from my ISP. If I put this new box on my LAN, is there any configuration change I need to make? Would it prevent the postmaster account to pull the emails if I put the box in the LAN?
Thanks,

Andy
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FilipZahradnikCommented:
The DomainPOP mailbox is most likely on a public server on the internet. If your new box on the LAN has internet access, it should be able to talk to the mailserver holding the DomainPOP account without problems.
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andytleAuthor Commented:
Very good! About point #5 and #6 on your first post.
Should I install Mdeamon first then copy the files from the old box rather than copy then install?
If I copy the files first would the installation override all the files I have copied?
Thank you very much. I will do this on Friday.


Andy
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FilipZahradnikCommented:
First copy files, then install Mdaemon. With your original files on the new box, the installation will pick up your existing settings as if it was doing an update.
Just make sure you are using the same Mdaemon version on the two boxes.

Good luck.
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andytleAuthor Commented:
Everything went ok. Thank you very much for the help.


Andy
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andytleAuthor Commented:
Good job.
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FilipZahradnikCommented:
Any time - glad to help.
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