Solved

How do I backup the e-mail quarantine on a Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall model 400?

Posted on 2011-03-14
3
1,028 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I had a hard drive go bad on a Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall 400, so I will be replacing the appliance soon (with an identical unit.)  The documentation & website are pretty clear about the configuration backup & restore procedure, but I can't find anything about backing up the per-user quarantine of e-mail.  I don't really want to try to get all users to ensure that their quarantines are emptied out at the moment of cutover.  Does anyone have any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:isdirect
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:dandraka
ID: 35136202
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
isdirect earned 0 total points
ID: 35168332
Thank you, but I see only the instructions for backing up the Bayesian filter data (which is not the same as the quarantine).

Actually, Barracuda supplied the answer for me, and it wasn't too difficult.  In my situation, I had to cluster the dying Barracuda appliance with the new one shipped from Barracuda Networks.  Clustering the right way replicates the quarantine between the appliances, along with other settings.  After replication was complete, I re-directed incoming mail to the new appliance, broke the cluster apart again, and shut down the old appliance.  All user quarantine information was preserved on the new appliance.  Unfortunately, Bayesian filtering data does NOT replicate, and there doesn't seem to be a way to restore the backup of Bayesian data from one appliance to another, so I lost that information.  This was not a crippling problem, but it did cause a lot of spam to get through until I re-built the Bayesian database "manually" by marking enough items as "spam" and "not spam."
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:isdirect
ID: 35196721
The detailed version of this solution was supplied to me by Barracuda.  If you are in a similar situation, be sure to follow the Barracuda support documentation for the clustering process.
0

Featured Post

Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like you are constantly making changes to email signatures? Are the images not formatting how you want them to? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Spam invasion 8 47
Opening Ports 18 83
yahoo suddenly spam email 13 35
Windows Server Backup for Exchange incremental 15 57
Nearly six years ago I was hired by a company to be their senior server engineer. One of my first projects was to implement Exchange Server 2007 on a Windows Server 2008 Single Copy Cluster for high availability. That was the easy part; read on to l…
New-MailboxSearch Powershell Command and step by step approach to Search and Extract Emails form Exchange 2013 Journaling server.
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…

867 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now