ME020483 - HOWTO: Merging an existing MailEnable configuration to a server with another MailEnable configuration


SUMMARY

This procedure can be used to merge existing MailEnable configuration and data files over to another MailEnable server which is already configured with postoffices and data. This procedure only applies to a MailEnable tab delimited file configuration. If you are running the Enterprise version with a database you will need to convert back to tab delimited storage to do the merge. Not all options are migrated using the information in this article. The features which are not migrated are global filters, IP access/deny options for services and DKIM configuration for domains.

DETAIL

The first option that needs to be performed is to navigate to the server where the MailEnable configuration is to be appended to and create a copy of the MailEnable "CONFIG" folder for backup purposes.

1. MERGING TAB DELIMITED CONFIGURATION FILES:

Merge all the existing configuration files on the old sever over to the target servers configuration files. This can be achieved by using "notepad" and opening the following tab delimited files on the target server and appending all the entries to the bottom of the files from the old servers files. The configuration files are located in the Mail Enable\Config directory.

The .tab files that need to be merged are:

AUTH.TAB, POSTOFFICE.TAB, DOMAIN.TAB, ADDRESS-MAP.TAB

Note: If either server is running encrypted passwords you will need to decrypt them to do the merge.

Note: With the address-map.tab file, there is a system line at the top of the file. It starts with the following characters: [SMTP:*] You do not need to copy that line from the source file when you merge them, because it already exists in the target servers address-map.tab file.

2. COPYING REQUIRED FILES AND FOLDERS:

The following folders need to be copied over from the old servers location to the targets server MailEnable path.

Mail Enable\Postoffices

Mail Enable\Config\Postoffices

Mail Enable\Config\Audit

Note: By performing the above, there should be no need to overwrite existing files or folders because the folders under the mentioned paths are postoffice based, and it is unlikely that there would be two post offices with the same name.

Once you have copied all relevant configuration and data you need to execute the following commands, changing the install path in the command to match your server:

CACLS "C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Config" /t /e /g IME_ADMIN:F
CACLS "C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Postoffices" /t /e /g IME_ADMIN:F
CACLS "C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Config" /t /e /g IME_SYSTEM:F
CACLS "C:\Program Files\Mail Enable\Postoffices" /t /e /g IME_STORE_GROUP:F

 



Product:MailEnable (ME-Any Pro-Any Ent-Any)
Category:Migration
Module:General
Keywords:migration merge append merging data tab delimited files
Class:HOWTO: Product Instructions
Revised:Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Publisher:MailEnable