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 Using The MDaemon-To-VisNetic MailServer Migration Utility
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This article guides users through the necessary steps for running the MDaemon - to - VisNetic MailServer migration utility.

Note: Currently the migration utility is only compatible with MDaemon 4x and 5x.

Also, the MD2VMS migration wizard does not directly consider migration scenarios involving NT domain authentication.

The migration utility is available for download from the following URL:
  1. Run the md2vms.exe to install the migration wizard
  2. Click Next after reading the Welcome message
  3. Click Next after reviewing the Readme information
  4. Click Next to Install migration wizard
  5. Click Finish to complete the installation of the migration wizard
  6. Click Start
  7. Highlight Programs
  8. Highlight Deerfield.com
  9. Highlight VisNetic MailServer
  10. Click MD to VMS Migration Utility
  11. Click Next to start the migration wizard
  12. Click Next once the validation is complete. Note: If MDaemon is running, you will be prompted to stop the MDaemon service to proceed.
  13. Verify information to be correct for the General Mail Server Properties. If you are going to be sending mail through an ISPs SMTP server and not direct, then enter the ISPs SMTP server into the SMTP relay server field.
  14. Click Next
  15. Check the boxes for the domains and users to be migrated. All boxes are checked by default.
  16. Click Next
  17. If there are Gateways to be migrated, check the corresponding Gateway boxes
  18. Click Next
  19. If there are Lists to be migrated, check the corresponding list and member boxes. All boxes are checked by default.
  20. Click Next
  21. If there are aliases to migrate, check the corresponding alias boxes. Note: MDaemon and Wildcard aliases do not migrate.
  22. Click Next
  23. Click Next to begin the migration process
  24. Click Finish when the migration completes
Below are the mail server objects and the listed corresponding attributes that are migrated by the MD2VMS software:

General settings:
  • Server hostname
  • DNS settings
  • SMTP relay server (if applicable)
    Domains:
  • Domain name
  • IP bindings (if applicable)
    Users:
  • Username (alias)
  • Password
  • Full name
  • Forward to (if applicable)
  • Max mailbox size (KB) (if applicable)
    Gateways:
  • Host forwarding information (if applicable)
  • Address forwarding settings (if applicable)
  • ETRN/ATRN settings (if applicable)
    Mailing lists:
  • List address
  • Reply-to address
  • Header file location (if applicable)
  • Footer file location (if applicable)
  • Max message size (if applicable)
  • Private (members only) attribute
  • Allow EXPN attribute
  • Mailing list memberships Aliases
  • Aliases


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Article ID: 89
Created On: Aug 13, 2004 11:46 AM

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