You can use the mirror function as part of their 30 day free trial.
I used it when our business moved from one location to another, and
internet access was delayed getting in.
Setup a local mirror, a couple days before the move, shipped the
computer to a friend at an ISP who put it online, we re-connected the
mirrors, let them run for a couple of days, switched DNS around to point
to the mirror as the master. Took the old master offline, company
moved, people still got their email from the temp server. After new
office up and running, re-conneted the two servers, let them mirror for
a day or two, switched DNS back around to point to the new location of
the master, and all was done. Never missed a beat, never really had to
do any cross checking or copying of files. It just worked.
Hats off to NetWin for providing that capability, and allowing the 30
day trial period with no restrictions.
2825 Erica Place
Nashville, TN 37204
On 7/25/2012 9:04 AM, John Kelly wrote:
> I, for one, with only 10 accounts, have not purchased the Mirror.
> On 7/25/2012 8:53 AM, Glenn Meadows wrote:
>> Would it not be easier to just use the Mirror function to allow the
>> new and old server to self-sync? Let that run for some time
>> (depending on how many mails, users etc), but once synced, just swap
>> master/slave and continue on?
>> *Glenn Meadows*
>> /Mayfield Mastering
>> 2825 Erica Place
>> Nashville, TN 37204
>> On 7/25/2012 12:50 AM, Tom Cross wrote:
>>> Please confirm my procedure.
>>> Both servers are Windows 2003 Server with all SPacks and updates.
>>> We have secondary mail server off site to hold mail while our mail
>>> server is down.
>>> Both Old and New Servers have latest install of Surgemail.
>>> With same directory and drive structure
>>> Copy all mail from Old To New with Old server still accepting mail.
>>> (using Robocopy, any files in use are skipped) realise this will
>>> take some time that is why Old server still accepting mail.
>>> Stop Surgemail service on Old Server.
>>> Copy all mail again (This time only changed files are copied)
>>> Copy all other Surgemail folders and files under Windows,
>>> overwriting destination files.
>>> Rename Old server and change IP address.
>>> Rename New Server to Old server name and Change IP address to Old
>>> Server address
>>> Turn off Old Server
>>> Restart and / or start Surgemail service.
>>> Test sending and receiving mail.
>>> Check logs for mail flow etc.
>>> Check with offsite mail server re any held mail.