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Migrating a users mailbox [message #126822] Mon, 04 January 2016 01:07 Go to next message
DeepThought is currently offline  DeepThought
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Hi all,

I have a client who has had a management split, as a result some employees have moved form the old company to the new company.

Both companies are running Kerio Connect.

Is it possible to move the users data from the old server to the new server and attach the old mailbox as a subfolder of the users new account - similar to the option you are offered when deleting a users account you can copy the data to the administrator account?

Thanks
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #126887 is a reply to message #126822] Wed, 06 January 2016 05:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
My IT Indy is currently offline  My IT Indy
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Location: indianapolis
You could use rsync (or another syncing tool) and just move their entire folder to the new server. When you re-create their new account with the same prefix it will see their folder and adopt their data.

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My IT Indy
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Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #126897 is a reply to message #126822] Wed, 06 January 2016 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DeepThought is currently offline  DeepThought
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Thanks - however their account has already been setup - could I drop the mail box folder from the old server to the new server into the users folder?
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #126902 is a reply to message #126897] Wed, 06 January 2016 15:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
j.a.duke is currently offline  j.a.duke
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If the account short name is the same, copying their folder from the old to new server should work.

Cheers,
Jon
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #126920 is a reply to message #126902] Wed, 06 January 2016 19:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bud Durland is currently offline  Bud Durland
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j.a.duke wrote on Wed, 06 January 2016 09:33
If the account short name is the same, copying their folder from the old to new server should work.


I've done something similar, but be advised that existing mail in the 'new' mail box may be lost / overwritten.
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #126936 is a reply to message #126920] Thu, 07 January 2016 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
j.a.duke is currently offline  j.a.duke
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Bud Durland wrote on Wed, 06 January 2016 13:08
j.a.duke wrote on Wed, 06 January 2016 09:33
If the account short name is the same, copying their folder from the old to new server should work.


I've done something similar, but be advised that existing mail in the 'new' mail box may be lost / overwritten.


Bud,

Thank you for adding that. I meant to mention that, but got interrupted while typing the post and ended up hitting submit...

Cheers,
Jon
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #127012 is a reply to message #126936] Sun, 10 January 2016 10:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
livetundra is currently offline  livetundra
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j.a.duke wrote on Thu, 07 January 2016 02:03
Bud Durland wrote on Wed, 06 January 2016 13:08
j.a.duke wrote on Wed, 06 January 2016 09:33
If the account short name is the same, copying their folder from the old to new server should work.


I've done something similar, but be advised that existing mail in the 'new' mail box may be lost / overwritten.


Bud,

Thank you for adding that. I meant to mention that, but got interrupted while typing the post and ended up hitting submit...

Cheers,
Jon


did you get this to work?
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #127119 is a reply to message #127012] Wed, 13 January 2016 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JJJCR is currently offline  JJJCR
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Registered: April 2012
Location: phil
here's my 2 cents for migrating to another server.

I had done this quite a few times, hope this will help someone.

Anyway here's what i did:
1-Stop the Kerio mail service (old server)
2-Restore the latest backup to the new server of course
3-Copy the mail store from the old server to the new server (it will takes ages depends on the size of user mailbox) (rysnc comes handy on this if you're on Linux)
Reason for copying or overwriting the mail store; any email that was not included on the backup will be copied over. (so no email lost Smile hopefully)
4-Pray hard that the new server will work smoothly
Start the mail service on the new server
5-Sip a can of beer if everything works fine Smile

[Updated on: Wed, 13 January 2016 08:10]

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Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #127144 is a reply to message #127119] Wed, 13 January 2016 23:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bud Durland is currently offline  Bud Durland
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Registered: December 2013
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Been there, have the t-shirt. For Step 3, RoboCopy works quite well in Windows (I used it to avoid step 2 as well, since my kerio backup was not relaible). Rsync in Linux, but some trickery may be required if transferring a very large mail store, to avoid file count limits in rSync.
Re: Migrating a users mailbox [message #127171 is a reply to message #126822] Thu, 14 January 2016 21:48 Go to previous message
bruggles is currently offline  bruggles
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FAST COPY also works just make sure if it be ROBO of FASTCOPY you run it on the Source Server.

Good Luck.
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