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A little suggestion for the account transfer utils.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jpabboud, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. jpabboud

    jpabboud Member

    Jun 10, 2003
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    I have a suggestion to make, not sure if it's the right forum so mods please move it if it's not.

    It would be so much easier if the account transfer utility could not only backup/restore the accounts we want to move but also modify the domains DNS entries on the old server so that the domain in question points to the new server right away instead of having to wait for all 300+ accounts to restore, this would translate in a very low downtime for the site in question. After all sites are moved the admin would only have to change the DNS IPs to the new server and the user won't notice it assuming the old server stays online for an other 12-24 hours.

    So in short the process would be:

    SSH to old server
    backup account
    download backup on the new server
    restore backup on the new server
    login to the old server again (via SSH or HTTP) and change domains DNS to point to new IP.
    restart the dns server on the old server...


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