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    Default Moving from single server to multi-server setup?

    Hello, is this possible? Say if I want to install the webserver and user accounts on one server, and the databases on one server, and DNS and Enkompass on another. How would I go about transitioning from my single server to a setup like this with minimal data loss?

    Thanks,
    Tony

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    Default Re: Moving from single server to multi-server setup?

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    Default Re: Moving from single server to multi-server setup?

    Enkompass was designed to allow the addition of servers to fit the growth and resource needs of a company.

    After adding additional servers in Server Manager you can then allocate these new resources to existing Accounts.
    Under Manage Accounts you can Modify a number of aspects of an account.
    You can change the IP/IIS server that an account is on as well as change the mail and SQL servers.

    Changing the location of the user accounts would be the most challenging part because of the path changes.

    I created a test account and then created a database on one server. Once done I went back in and used the Modify feature to use a different MSSQL server. The SQL database I created was moved to the new server.

    I then changed the IIS server to a different server and DNS was updated automatically and the application pool was removed from the initial server and setup on the new server.

    Server 1: MailEnable, Active Directory and DNS, IIS, MSSQL2008
    Server 2: SmarterMail, IIS, MySQL
    Server 3: IIS, MSSQL 2008, Enkompass

    Had this been a single server to start Enko and AD would have been on the same server but otherwise the
    moves would have been just as smooth.

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    Default Re: Moving from single server to multi-server setup?

    Thrash,

    Thank you, I was worried about my frugal decision to have everything on one server, but the ability to expand without hitch will be a huge selling point .

    Thanks,
    Tony
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