How to migrate a single post office from one MailEnable server to another


SUMMARY

How to migrate a single post office from one MailEnable server to another server.

DETAIL

The process for migrating a single post office/domain to a new server is quite involved.

Below is a procedure to migrate a single post office from one server to another (which is similar to moving a single domain from one server to another, since the post office owns the domain). The procedure involved editing some of the Tab Delimited Configuration Files of the target server.

Create the post office and the domains on the target server. Copy the post office message store (i.e. all the messages for all the mailboxes) from the current server to the target server.


The default location of this is:
C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Postoffices\[PostofficeName]

Copy post office configuration directory from the current server to the equivalent location on the target server

The default location of this is:
C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Config\Postoffices\[PostofficeName]

Copy the entries associated with the post office from the AUTH.TAB file and add these to the end of the AUTH.TAB file on the target server. Use Microsoft Excel to sort the entries and to create a list of entries only associated with the desired postoffice. (Make sure the file is backed up on the new server before replacing it).

The file is located in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Config

(Note: Review the System Manual in relation to the structure of MailEnable TAB configuration files before editing the files).
See: http://www.mailenable.com/support/Mail%20Enable%20System%20Manual.pdf

Repeat the same procedure as above for the ADDRESS-MAP.TAB file.

Once it has been validated that the domains are functioning correctly on the new server, remove the domains from the old server. It is also possible to use the ForceRoute utility as available on the utilities download page of the web site to force any mail arriving to the old server to be smart hosted to the new server.

See:
Article ME020276

MORE INFORMATION

MailEnable System Manual: http://www.mailenable.com/support/Mail%20Enable%20System%20Manual.pdf

How to force MailEnable to deliver to an external address over local delivery: Article ME020276



Product:MailEnable (All Versions)
Article:ME020387
Module:General
Keywords:Backup,Postoffice,Domain,migrate,migration,move,copy,server,over,another,new
Class:HOWTO: Product Instructions
Revised:Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Publisher:MailEnable