We have 2 servers SQL, Web & SM 4.x each with and have about 40 sites and we wish to migrate them to Virtual sever for the ease of management & some cost saving. We are thinking of taking good configuration box with Win2k8 server and planning to run VMs over Hyper-V.
I've been getting frustrated with my hosting provider, and after doing application development and sysadmin for a while now, I'm ready to have a go at doing it all myself on a VM. I plan on migrating my site to the new server and when everything is set up, pointing my domain to the new name servers...
My question is - what's the best order to do things to minimize downtime? Can I set up email, MySQL, Apache, DNS etc before I have the domain pointing at the new server, while still being able to test adequately? Would I just set up the services and test them using the IP, then once I'm happy with everything, setup DNS, point domain at new nameservers, then change all configs to use the domain name rather than the IP? In theory if it email etc works with the IP, then the name server change shouldn't matter because it will resolve to the IP...
I am migrating my website to Hostgator, and before I change the DNS entries, I want to make sure that everything displays properly. To do this, I have added an entry into my /etc/hosts file pointing the domain to the new host. If I then ping the domain, the reply comes from the correct IP address. However, if I try to view the website, it is still served by the old host.
I thought it might be a caching issue, but I have checked with wireshark and using curl, and it is definitely connecting to the new IP address, but the server that is returning the pages is still the old one. I've contacted hostgator support, but when they make the changes to their hosts file, it loads correctly. Is this a local problem (my system), or something with their server configuration?
I transfered my forum from one server to another. ips changed. Before the transfer, I closed the board and put an announcement. After the transfer I opened the board and started posting.
Now, there are other members who've posted after the transfer but I've noticed decrease in activity. One of the members emailed me and told me that the board is still closed for him with the announcement shown. That message is from the old and not the new server. So how is this happening? What should he or I do? I and some other members can access and post normally.
Its been a for a couple of hours that my VPS is down, I'm not complaining or anything, I really know that Navid left one hell of a mess for them to sort out but I just want to be sure that my VPS is down because of the migration process and not because of something I did.
Anyways I submitted 2 tickets, still no reply. The guys must be busy fixing and moving all these accounts
I will be migrating my VPS over to a new VPS (same provider) which has Fedora 6 instead of 4.
Anyhow, all of the IP addresses will change on the new VPS.... so while the migration process via. Plesk should be fairly straightforward, I'm a bit worried about the DNS. The DNS is managed by Plesk and will continue to be managed by Plesk, but again it's the IPs that I'm worried about.
All of the hosting accounts on the current VPS use the nameserver "ns1.citedata.net" and "ns2.citedata.net" as well as their associated IP addresses. Although the nameserver domains will remain the same, their IPs will change.
I wasn't sure where to post this so here goes, I need to migrate a MySQL DB, in the past I have just created an SQL file and used that method (sometimes having to split the SQL file up) but now the DB is about 50 meg and 733,233 records.
Is there an easier way to migrate the Database from one server to another?
I would like to inform you about the planned migration of your shared hosting account to a new hosting environment. This concerns the domain xx***********. The migration will start on: 29-10-2009 during business hours.
Due to a problem with the restoration of the backup on the newermachine, we did not succeed in the transfer of your domain. So for now it will stay on the 'older' webshared enviroment. Are you OK with us to give it another run tomorrow? Please indicate a No in case this is inconvinient to you, if there is noanswer we assume that there is not a problem and we will work on thetransder again tomorrow.
Dear Customer, The transfer of your webpackage to one of our new shared hosting servershas been completed.
Now my Oscommerce site is down: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ';' in /vhosts/xxx***********/httpdocs/catalog/index.php on line 314
I checked line 314 of index.php does not have ';' My site admin side is working.
I'm going to migrate my current web server to Plesk soon, and before I would like to know if I need a stable Internet connection to use the migration tool. My sites and databases are more than 5GB and my Internet connection at home is not very stable currently, so I would like to know if the migration stops as soon my Internet connection interrupts, or if it's completes automatically between the two servers once the migration has been started.
I've been charged with migrating an existing live website (about 70,000 impressions per day) written (very badly) in ASP and hosted on a windows box (well, 2 boxes, load balanced, running IIS) over to a new system, which i'm currently designing in PHP to run in a typical LAMP environment.
My main goal for the migration is to do it transparently. Currently the site, and associated 'web services', are used by several affiliates and related businesses, and I want to move them over to the new system without them even knowing anything's changed, to minimise any potential upsets or overall downtime.
So my first task is to find a way to make a request for file.asp on the windows box be silently passed on to file.php on the linux box, and the results passed back up the chain to the original HTTP request. i'm slightly familiar with IIS and i've looked around but short of 300-series HTTP reponse codes, which won't work, i can't see any method of redirection built-in to IIS. Is there something i'm missing, or is the only way to achieve this going to be adding code into file.asp to go off and call file.php over HTTP itself, as a sort of 'pass through' function?
I am shifting my email to an external service provider. I found this link about lowering the TTL before doing the migration so that the DNS caches are updated fast enough.
However, the page has me confused. The minimum TTL in my domain's SOA is 86400 (24 hours) and that of my domain's MX record is 14400 (4 hours). I am only migrating my email, not my domain. Does that mean I have to lower the TTL for just the MX record or does the SOA's TTL take precedence over everything else and I have to modify both?
It seems something has gone awry with choopa's recently planned migration. All but one of my servers returned to life, of course, the one that didnt is the database server that they all rely on. That server has been down going on 18 hours now, and of course no one answers the telephones, AIM, or support tickets. Of the one or two times that I've gotten through on the telephone, the tech has told me that they're putting hands on every machine that got migrated, and connecting a console. They also mentioned something about not sleeping for 24 hours. I think its time to make plans to move my equipment elsewhere... 18 hours of downtime for a 2 hour planned maintenance window seems a bit wonky to me.
I forgot to mention, each time I had gotten someone on the phone / aim, they said they would immediately go check the server and see whats wrong, and none of them updated any of my tickets or got back to me.
I've been with midphase/autica on a $10 reseller plan for several years, but I think it's time for a change. I have a personal site, and 2 small business websites.
I think I'm just going to sign up for a shared hosting plan, as I really don't need the separate cpanel access for each domain.
These are the migration steps as I understand them. Am I missing anything?
1. Sign up with hostgator
2. Set up main domain and 2 other domains.
3. FTP over all files and folders, including mail folders.
4. Set up email addresses with new host
5. Go to my registrar (namecheap) and change the name server from old to new (that hostgator gave me).
Is that about it? Am I missing any critical steps? Mainly, I just don't want to miss any emails. According to the chat at hostgator, once I switch the name servers, the change should be instantaneous. True?