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Delete a LOT of email folders (Arichived folders) from Admin account [message #148120] Fri, 15 May 2020 16:41 Go to next message
fishtech is currently offline  fishtech
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Hi,

I soon plan to delete 5 years of Archive folders (created by server-side archiving) from the Admin account.

There will be 60 folders deleted in total, each containing thousands of emails.

Is it safe to perform this through the webmail interface? Or is there a better method, such as stopping the mailserver and removing the folders at gui level?

Thanks,

ft.

[Updated on: Fri, 15 May 2020 16:42]

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Re: Delete a LOT of email folders (Arichived folders) from Admin account [message #148138 is a reply to message #148120] Tue, 19 May 2020 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LWS is currently offline  LWS
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I was searching for the exact process when I came across your post.

It goes more or less like this:

1. Backup
2. Stop server
3. Copy folders to another location (easy to revert)
4. Delete folders at source
5. Start server
6. Bob is you uncle

However, this obviously needs more detail. It has been over 10 years I did this last time and I might be missing important stuff!
Re: Delete a LOT of email folders (Arichived folders) from Admin account [message #148139 is a reply to message #148138] Tue, 19 May 2020 20:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LWS is currently offline  LWS
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post retracted

[Updated on: Tue, 19 May 2020 21:04]

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Re: Delete a LOT of email folders (Arichived folders) from Admin account [message #148140 is a reply to message #148138] Tue, 19 May 2020 21:33 Go to previous message
j.a.duke is currently offline  j.a.duke
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LWS wrote on Tue, 19 May 2020 14:07
I was searching for the exact process when I came across your post.

It goes more or less like this:

1. Backup
2. Stop server
3. Copy folders to another location (easy to revert)
4. Delete folders at source
5. Start server
6. Bob is you uncle

However, this obviously needs more detail. It has been over 10 years I did this last time and I might be missing important stuff!
This is the way I would recommend removing the folders. Using the Connect web interface is just way too slow.

For backup, I would use something non-Kerio-based. Whatever your backup tool of choice might be for this platform, use that to back up your Archived folders. This should also be faster than using the in-built Kerio backup tool.

Cheers,
Jon
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