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Configuring backup in Kerio Connect


You can backup the following items in Kerio Connect:

You can use any removable or network disk for storing backups.

Configure backups in section Configuration → Archiving and Backup.

Temporarily disabled users are not included in the backups.

Types of backups

In Kerio Connect, there are two types of backups:

  • Full backup stores all files and items.

  • Differential backup stores files that have been added or changed since the last full backup.

You can schedule any number of full and differential backups. Consider the following:

  • Size of the data store

    The size influences the time each backup takes and its size.

  • Importance of the data

    When email communication and storing messages is important for your company, schedule more frequent backups.


Configuring backups

You must have full access rights to administration or you can use the built-in administrator account. For more information on access rights, read the Accessing Kerio Connect administration.

To configure the backup schedule:

  1. In the administration interface, go to Configuration → Archiving and Backup → Backup.

  2. Select the Enable message store and configuration recovery backup option.

  3. Click Add.

  4. Type a description for the backup.

  5. Select the time and the type of the backup and click OK.

  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for additional backups.

  7. Click the Advanced button and specify the maximum size and number of backups. Click OK.

  8. In the Target backup directory section, specify the folder where to store all backups.

    If the network drive requires authentication, click Specify and type the username and password (Microsoft Windows only).

    No special characters allowed in the folder name.

  9. In the Notification section, type your email address to receive notifications about backups.

  10. Click Apply.

If you want to make an immediate full backup which is independent of your other backups, click the Start Now button.

Recovering data from backups

To get instructions for data recovery, read Data recovery in Kerio Connect.

Data recovery examples

To read through some examples of data recovery, see Examples of data recovery in Kerio Connect.


If any problem with backups occurs, consult the Debug log (Right-click the Debug log area, click Messages, and select the Store Backup option).

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