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I recently had a domino server fail due to a fried motherboard. We run 2 servers in our environment, an SMTP server in the DMZ and the main server in the LAN servicing the clients. The main server died so I temporarily moved clients to the SMTP server and pointed them to the mailbox replicas on there. This has worked well as a temp solution fora day while the main server is fixed.

I now have the hardware replaced and I'm ready to bring the server back online.

My question is, will the mail files on the server update/replicate from the SMTP server as it will see them as more up to date? I want to avoid the mail files being overwritten by the day old versions on the main server when I bring it onto the network.

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Example: make a file-system copy of a mail database, put it somewhere safe for a week or so, then put it on a new client and replicate that mail database with the replica copy on the server: all new documents will be copied over, as well as all deletions. Exactly what you'd hope would happen. Nothing is overwritten, because a replica is not copied as-is, but documents are copied/replicated. To be even more precise: fields (items) inside documents are replicated only when they've changed.

So in your case, you can safely bring your server back on line.

If you're in doubt (and I'd do this anyway): make a backup copy of the up-to-date mail databases before bringing the new server on-line.
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