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Migration to new server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by toygeek, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. toygeek

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    Hi, I'm replacing a server with a new box. Its going to live on the same IP's and everything. Its going to have a new installation of Fedora Core 2, with the latest WHM/cPanel installation. The old server is a RH7.3 box with 280 accounts on it.

    I need to be able to transfer everybody over so that all Ihave to do is change the IP's on the new server and it'll come online with the websites intact. I also need to sync everybody's mail, but I figure an rsync script will work for that.

    Any suggestions? Where do I start with this?

    BTW We've been doing a similar process with our Plesk servers, and it is horrible. Hopefully this will be easier.
     
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    How is a transfer done with "zero" downtime? Can you forward all IP packets from old server to new until all DNS servers have resolved?
     
  4. toygeek

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    Its not hard. Bring the old server down to a different IP number (but leave it online) and then bring the new server up on the old server's IP's. Really its not difficult. I did the whole migration and it worked great, only missed a couple of things and they were relatively easy to fix.
     
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    But if you are moving to a different data center .. and you get new IPs. Switching IPs is not the case in such a situation.
     
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    Try searching the forums for rinetd which allows you to forward TCP connections between IP addresses.
     
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