When disaster strikes, is your business able to recover from data loss with minimal downtime?
How does your business handle legal requests for discovery and compliance audits?
Are you protected against data loss when employees leave the company?
Businesses of all sizes worldwide rely on email for their day-to-day communication needs. With the prevalence of malware, ransomware, and malicious actors hell-bent on wreaking havoc for personal profit, and with increasingly strict guidelines for HIPAA, FERPA and other regulations, it is more important than ever to have backup copies of all email communications for your business.
MailStore is a complete, secure archiving solution that can grow with your business. A robust archiving solution such as MailStore can meet your company’s needs in these key areas:
Compliance & eDiscovery – Businesses in the education, legal and healthcare industries have a growing list of regulations and eDiscovery requirements that must be met.
Disaster Recovery – When disaster strikes, in addition to easily getting data into your archive, you want it to be just as easy to get data back out of your archive. MailStore supports multiple archive & export methods, providing the flexibility businesses need to get their data into and back out of MailStore regardless of what email platform or mail client is used.
Reduced Server Workload – An archive solution helps reduce the workload of the mail server, freeing up resources for more important business communications.
Storage Space – MailStore can be configured to delete messages after a given period of time once they have been archived. This helps reduce storage requirements on the server.
Easy Backup & Restore – MailStore makes it easy to make backup copies of your important email messages – from any mail server, mail client, or even a PST file. The restore process is just as easy!
Avoidance of PST Nightmares – PST files can be archived and accessed from the MailStore client. Businesses whose users use PST files will benefit from being able to consolidate these PST files in a single archive location.
Elimination of Mailbox Quotas – Archived messages can be removed from the mail server after a period of time, reducing the need for mailbox quotas.
Prevent Users from Deleting Emails – A journaling mailbox can be configured on the mail server to collect copies of all inbound and outbound mail. You can then create a journaling archive profile in MailStore to capture all inbound and outbound messages as they pass through the mail server. This allows all messages to be archived even when the sender or recipient deletes the message from his Inbox or Sent Items folder.
Increased Productivity – Archived messages and attachments are fully indexed, making it easy to perform complex searches in a matter of seconds.
We’ve created the following video to help you get started with MailStore.
MDaemon’s user-friendly flat-file structure makes it easy to backup and recover your email messages, user accounts, security settings, and any other data stored in MDaemon. No extra Windows components or third-party applications are required, and you won’t have to navigate through any confusing dialog boxes to backup & recover your data. Backing up and restoring MDaemon is as easy as drag & drop. All you would need to do is map a drive letter from the MDaemon server to another drive on your network, then drag over the files you want to back up.
In this example, we’ve backed up our users’ email directories, our configuration files, and our mail queues.
If you’ve accidentally deleted users, you can simply restore the Userlist.dat file, located in the MDaemon/App directory. In this example, let’s assume user01, user02 and user03 were all deleted.
Simply drag the userlist.dat file from your backup back to the MDaemon/App directory, as shown here.
And if email messages were deleted, they can easily be restored as well. Email messages are stored within the Users directory under the specific domain and user. Simply drag the .msg files from the backup to the User’s folder on the MDaemon server.
In today’s business environment, business-critical processes rely heavily on networked applications to be productive. When a failure occurs, productivity is lost, and this often translates into lost revenue for the company. This is especially true of email. To address these issues, companies can implement a high availability/failover strategy. Some of our MDaemon users have asked for information on setting up failover for their email infrastructure, so we’ve put together a guide to help MDaemon administrators achieve this.
In the simplest terms, the way this works is this: You’ve got a primary server that is running MDaemon. You have a backup server that will take over as the mail server when a failure occurs on the primary server. No third-party tools or applications are required. With a bit of preparation, you can implement failover/redundancy between two MDaemon servers using software tools that are built into the Windows operating system.
The following is a complete list of requirements needed to implement this solution in a network environment:
Two Windows 2008R2 Servers
MDaemon 14.5 or later must be installed and configured on both servers with the MDaemon Windows service start-up option set to ‘Manual’
The Windows Network Load Balancing Feature must be installed and configured on both servers.
A third NLB ‘control server’ for making changes to the NLB configuration on the cluster nodes.
A working Active Directory environment with a Windows Server 2003 or higher domain functional level.
Microsoft’s Distributed File System Replication feature installed on both servers with the latest available DFSR updates and patches.
For networks using Network Address Translation (NAT), a NAT rule to NAT outbound connections from both cluster hosts to the same public IP source address.