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Change the type or database type of the archive.

Question / Problem

How can I change the type or the database type of the archive?

Answer / Solution

You can change the type of archive and the database type used at any time. Mails that have already been archived must then be re-imported into the new archive.

Configure the new Archive

To do this, you must first configure the new archive under "Main Archive -> Archive Type". First create a new index database via "Create new database" or "Create new file" for the integrated database.

For performance and compatibility reasons, we recommend using file system archiving in combination with an MS SQL database as the index.

If you have already used a file system archive and wish to continue using it, it is recommended that you also configure a new dedicated folder under "Archive root folder".

From now on, new mails will be saved in the newly configured archive.

Import mails from the old Archive

You can subsequently re-import mails that have already been archived in the old archive via "Main Archive -> Import".
There are 2 different cases here:

You have previously used a file system archive.

In this case, you must use the import via "Import -> File system -> Old file system archive". The files are copied to the new file system folder or to the newly configured database and indexes them in the database.

You have previously used a database archive.

Here you must use the import via "Import -> Old database archive -> Your previous database type". This exports the mails from the old database to the new file system folder or to the newly configured database and indexes them in the database. 

Please note the following in general:

  • Depending on the size of the old archive, an import can take a relatively long time. It is therefore advisable to import large archives in individual steps. You can do this using the filter options during import, for example.
  • If additional client archives are configured, this must be carried out individually for each client with identical steps.

Information on how to migrate the entire Exchange Server Toolbox installation to a new server can be found here: https://knowledgebase.jam-software.com/7527