Export message to new server

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Export message to new server

Post by alvgarci » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Hi, I have MailEnable installed by default in a VPS. That's VPS has some issues so I buy another VPS (GoDadddy).
I manually install MailEnable an create all domains and postoffice.

So today I have two instances of MailEnable working. I want to move all old mails *.MAI to the new server. I found some step to migrate the whole MailEnable or a postoffice, but I already create everything, just need the message.

If I copy and paste from one server to another, would work? MailEnable recreate everything?

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Re: Export message to new server

Post by MailEnable-Ian » Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:41 am


Yes you can copy the *.mai's from the old server to the new server. After you have copied the message files to the relevant destination folders review the following article and execute the command so that a _change.dty file is copied to each mailbox folder. This will force an index update then the user navigate to each folder which will include all the messages you copied.


Ian Margarone
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