Has anyone pulled off a mass server move during the middle of the night? We have decided 350 E Cermak is where we want to be but are still working out the details of where we want to be in the building.
While the final details are being finished, I need to come up with some kind of plan to pull the move off with the least amount of downtime. Our current dc is about 4 miles away from 350 Cermak and we have approximately 50 servers to move. I plan on leaving a linux box around to redirect any traffic that is ignoring TTLs.
I was thinking the best thing to do would be label and remove all harddrives, then see if a moving company could put the servers on palettes, wrap them, and move them to 350 E Cermak. Not sure if a moving company would work in the middle of the night or not.
Courier services are pretty much out. Anytime we have had a courier service move anything not in a massive box with padding, it gets bent or broken.
I am thinking of colocating with these guys. I am just wondering if anyone on this forum has colocated with them before. I know that they host some big websites such as isohunt so I am assuming that they are good.
I've been looking for a descent DC in North Scottsdale, AZ near the airport and came accross i/o Data Centers. It's a 100K sq ft, Tier 4 facility. I believe they managed the Downtown Phoenix Technology Exchange before selling it recently and this is their 1st DC with more planned.
Is anyone currently colocating there and could you comment on how things have gone so far with their services and DC and if you would recommend them? Pricing, cooling, how they are treating you?
I like most of what I'm hearing from them but would be great to hear some real world experiences.
I've tried a few DC's in Phoenix over the past few years but cooling has always been an issue with outdated cabinets.
I would like to know how many dedicated server companies are based in Canada who do colo or have there own Data Center. I do know iweb is one. There are few more like peer1 and who else is there. I know there is search option but its giving too many results and i have very limited internet connectivity atm
We are looking to add canadian data center in our portfolio as well. And I am in Canada these days on business trip.
Does anyone know of a private Data Center with Satellite uplink/downlink connectivity in addition to Fiber?
I know the government depends on them for military purposes, but I was wondering if anyone is aware of a private, FCC liscenced data center with the capability to transmite/host data via satellite in case of disasters, remoteness etc. It seems complimentary for a data center but I haven't heard of it.
Is there any market research on this? What is a good source of information to find out about how many data centers there are, how much revenue they bring in, costs, etc? What is the data center bible?
I am trying to find all the data centers in my area, if someone knows of any others, let me know:
twtelecom (Greensboro and a small one in Winston Salem) Time Warner Cable (Greensboro) CarolinaNet (Greensboro) Data Chambers (Winston Salem) DukeNet (Winston Salem / Greensboro) - Can't get anyone here. SolidSpace (Winston Salem)
Any others people know about? Even if its close by ( 30 minutes away ). I am with twTelecom but I'm looking for a 2nd location as well.
Anyone know about Data Chambers or SolidSpace? Last time I checked, they were pricey, but it's been awhile.
I don`t know what will be with AlphaRed but for me current situation don`t look good and look like every day they can shutdown all servers without warning....in this moment cPanel licenses stop to work, alphared site is down, uberbox is down...somebody know more info?
I thinking to move all my sites to other host and still I don`t know where to move all...
I need 400-500Mbit dedicated BW, 6000GB on hard drives and few servers....also, I need stable network, true 24/7/365 support, good prices
In this moment I thinking about choopa.com but I don`t know much about them...to move all data and setup all I need few days and before I do that I must find good host...
way to move data from one server to another? I have root access to both my servers, but I'm not sure how I would move one entire domain without having to FTP it. The databases I can do manually by importing a dump to the new server. I'm just wondering about the files itself.
I see several ISP advertising that they can help clients without any downtime? I now have a couple of large clients I am supposed to move to my servers. They are moving from cpanel servers to my cpanel servers, so the moving part is easy enough, but how should I proceed to have no or very little downtime?
I have two hard disks, and I would like to move all of my MySQL data onto the second drive. My dilema is this; what is the best way to go about doing this? The tutorial I followed last night had me use cp to copy the /var/lib/mysql folder over to the second drive. However, it took ages to move one of my databases. It's a forum hosting database which has tons and tons of tables. It ran for about 5 hours and still didn't finish because I decided to stop it right there. I know it was working; but still, it took forever and I had to put it back up.
What would you do? Do you recommend say, copying just the 'mysql' database that has the users, and then taking a dump of all databases with mysqldump and moving it that way?
Also, is there any way using the cp command to continue what I started last night, but not write a database file if it hasn't chnaged at all?