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Backup Setting for SMTP 5.0

Created: 06 Nov 2007 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 5 comments
gsagot's picture
I need to know, how to backup all the configuration settins for Mail security for SMTP ver 5.0.1, to restore this in case of recovery disaster.
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J Penrose's picture
Open your sms_smtp_administration_guide.pdf and refer to the section: Periodic System Maintenance for back procedures.
 
-JP
gsagot's picture
What I need is to backup all the settings but the Spam and Virus Quarantine databases or Logs Data,thats is not important if the system crashes or if i need to make a full recovery  of the SMSSMTP, i need a full backup just of the settings that i cofigurated at the end of the implementation, that´s all I need...!!
 
I apreciate your suggestions ...!!
J Penrose's picture
I just did a restore of SMSSMTP 5 yesterday (DB corruption so I uninstalled/reinstalled). Before I did the backup I took screen caps of the various pages and popped them into a Word doc. It isn't very eligant but I got the SMS app back up and running in about 20 min using the screen caps as a guide.
 
HTH
-J
Ken Mahren's picture
As far as I can see there is NO way to back up HOURS of configuration, in case you have to re-install...
 
I just don't understand how Symantec can release a product without this ESSENTIAL function. 
 
If there is a way, please let us know.  Otherwise, how difficult would it be to patch this in? Also please give us back the Report Engine that Version 4 had, which is FAR superior to version 5.
 
This version has some nice features, but for administrators, it really falls short of intellegent design.....
 
Vassilis's picture

Has anyone figure out how to backup this thing ?? (and by backup i mean the actual configuration and not the useless spam or quarantine data)

On 4.1 you just copy a directory and that was it, i cannot believe that there is no backup on the new version.