Export/Import settings via command line

Exporting settings via command line
  1. From command prompt, change directory to the GFI MailEssentials installation root folder.
  2. Key in:

meconfigmgr /export:”c:\MailEssentials Settings” /verbose /replace

Where:

  • “C:\MailEssentials Settings” - location where to export files. Replace with the desired destination path.
  • /verbose - instructs the tool to display progress while copying the files.
  • /replace - instructs the tool to overwrite existing files in the destination folder.

Exporting settings via command line

  1. Restart the services stopped in step 1.
Importing settings via command line

1. Stop the following services:

2. From command prompt, change directory to the GFI MailEssentials installation root folder.

3. Key in:

meconfigmgr /import:”c:\MailEssentials Settings” /verbose /replace

Where:

  • “C:\MailEssentials Settings” - location where the files to import are located. Replace with the path where files to be imported are located.
  • /verbose - instructs the tool to display progress while copying the files.
  • /replace - instructs the tool to overwrite existing files in the destination folder.

WARNING

The import process replaces the configuration files with the files found in this folder.

Importing settings via command line

4. Restart the services stopped in step 1.

NOTE

Some imported settings may not be appropriate for the installation of GFI MailEssentials may need to be re-configured. This is possible for example, DNSDomain Name System settings, domains list and perimeter servers are different from the server from which settings were exported. Click Yes to launch the GFI MailEssentials Post-Installation wizard to reconfigure important settings.

For more information refer to Post-Installation Wizard.

It is also recommended to verify the following settings that are not configured during the Post-Installation wizard.

NOTE

For more information on the settings to verify after import, refer to:

http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=ME_CheckImportSettings