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Move MailStore Server installation to a new server?

Q: I want to move my whole MailStore Server installation to a new server. What is the best-practice for this?

A: To migrate MailStore Server to a new machine including all users, settings and emails follow these steps:

  • Stop MailStore Server Service on the current machine, either trough the MailStore Basic Configuration or the service control panel
  • Copy the directory "MailArchive" and all file-groups that exist on the current machine to the new machine. Directory stucture should be preserved.
  • Uninstall MailStore Server on the current machine. Use Add/Remove Programs available in the control panel
  • Move the file MailStoreServer.lic (can be found in %programfiles%\deepinvent\MailStore Server\MailStoreServer.lic") to a save location (e.g. USB-Disk) before removing the directory %programfiles%\deepinvent\MailStore Server
  • Install MailStore Server on the new machine. Choose "Existing Archive" and select the path to directory where you copied your archive to
  • Start Mailstore Server and install MailStoreServer.lic license file

Move archive to external harddisk

Q: It seem that My Archive has filled up my harddisk (C). How can I move it to an external harddisk?

A: Here are the instructions for MailStore Home as well as MailStore Server:

  • MailStore Home
To migrate MailStore Home to a new location:
Stop MailStore Home
  • Copy the archive directory (default in Windows 7: "C:\Users\\Documents\MailStore Home") and all subdirectories to the new location. Directory structure must be preserved. Current directory is shown in the MailStore Home Base Configuration utility
  • Run the MailStore Home Base Configuration utility from the start menu and change the directory to the new location.
  • Start MailStore Home again.
There is also a MailStore Home Portable Version available as public beta, which lets you run MailStore Home directly from an external device without the need to install anything.
  • MailStore Server
To migrate MailStore Server to a new location:
  • Stop MailStore Server Service, either trough the MailStore Basic Configuration or the service control panel
  • Copy the archive directory (default: C:\MailArchive) and all subdirectories to the new location. Directory structure must be preserved.
  • Run the MailStore Server Base Configuration utility and change the directory of the "Master Database" to the new location.
  • Start MailStore Server Service again.
Notice: Please be aware, that the throughput of the external harddisk may have a negative impact on the performance of MailStore.
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  • MailStore Server is one of the leading email archiving solutions for SMB.
  • For private use there is a free tool for email archiving furthermore: MailStore Home.