Restoring Hurricane MTA Server from Backup

To restore the Hurricane MTA  backup to another system:

  1. Install the Hurricane MTA on the new system.
  2. Ensure that the MTA services are offline.
  3. Unzip the backup files on top of the new installation.
  4. Start the MTA services.
  5. If migrating to a new machine and moving queued messages (.mbin files), be sure to run the following from the command page in the MTA UI.
    clear queue index all

If using a backup in order to migrate an MTA to a new system, don't forget to deauthorize the license on the original system.