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IP Migration questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by keddie, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. keddie

    keddie Well-Known Member

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    My datacenter is moving to a new IP range and I have to renumber my cpanel accounts. In the main, this isn't a problem as most of the domains are hosted in the WHM DNS.

    However, a couple of important ones have their DNS hosted elsewhere and will probably take a fair while to propagate.

    My ideal solution would be for these accounts to respond to the old IP and the new IP for a temporary period while the external DNS propagates. I need to avoid downtime at all costs for these clients.

    Can a CPanel account have more than 1 IP assigned?

    Any other clever ideas on how I can manage this?
     
  2. jrianto

    jrianto Active Member

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    You can accomplish this by doing IP forwarding from your old server so that incoming traffic to your old server will be automatically redirected to the new server.

    Google "IP forwarding linux" which should get you some guides to do that
     
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  3. keddie

    keddie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response Jrianto, I'll check that out!
     
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    At the present time a cPanel user account may be assigned only 1 dedicated IP address at a time.

    I suggest to also review the following forums thread for some additional ideas, such as temporarily lowering the TTL in the DNS zone of important domains and or using Apache configuration includes to duplicate important Virtual Hosts so they are temporarily hosted on both the new and the old IP addresses: Seamless way to change IP on website - cPanel Forums
     
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    Thanks for the pointer Don, duplicate vhosts sound like a good idea.
     
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