How can I port GMS to different platform?

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Question

GMS can be run on several platforms. They are:

  • Windows – Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista
  • Linux – Redhat, Debian, Suse and others
  • Solaris – Sparc
  • AIX

The flexibility of GMS allows the installation to be easily ported from one platform to another.

Answer

First you must ensure that you are running the same version of Gordano’s products on both platforms. If you are not you will first need to upgrade your existing server running on the Windows platform to the same version that you intend to run on the Unix platform.

Next, on your Windows installation use the Security > System Recovery option to save a copy of the recovery file (setup.txt) to a safe location.

Apply the keys supplied by Gordano’s Sales Department to your Unix machine using the System > Key page.

Copy over all the files and directories (with the exception of the gordanobin directory) from the Windows machine to the Unix machine. Copy the previously saved copy of the recovery file (setup.txt) to the gordano/mail/bin directory on the Unix machine, stop all of the Gordano services, and then restore the System Recovery file by running “mail -yr” from within the /gordano/mail/bin directory.

All the settings from the Windows Machine will now be restored to the Unix machine. The keys you entered will not be over written. Restart all of the Gordano services and your new installation will now be fully functional.

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Keywords:NTMail, GLMail, platforms, changing platforms, upgrading, Unix, NT, Solaris, Linux, GMSMail windows

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