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How to Backup and Restore Hamachi Client Configuration

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You can backup your configuration files to recover from a system failure, or to have the ability to move a client and all its network configuration to a new computer.

On Windows

This procedure must be executed on the client.

How to Backup Configuration Files


  1. Select Service configuration in the Disk Locations section.
  2. Click Open.
  3. Copy all files to a safe location.

How to Restore Configuration Files

Do not go Online when you install Hamachi on the new or reformatted computer.

  1. Open the service configuration directory. See How to Backup Configuration Files.
  2. Open the Run window:
    • On Windows XP, go to Start > Run
    • On Windows 7, 8, and Vista, go to Start and type run in the Search field
  3. In the Run window, type services.msc.
  4. Right-click on LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine and select Stop.
  5. Go back to the service configuration directory and copy the backed up files to the service configuration directory.
  6. In the Services window, right-click on LogMeIn Hamachi Tunneling Engine and select Start.
  7. When the client goes online, it will retain its original identity.

On Linux

  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Stop the Hamachi service with the following command:
    /etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi stop
  3. Navigate to /var/lib/logmein-hamachi, the Hamachi configuration directory.
    • To backup your settings, copy the contents to safe location.
    • To restore your settings, copy the backed up files to the configuration directory.
  4. Start the Hamachi service with the following command:
    /etc/init.d/logmein-hamachi start
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