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Moving to a new server
Hello,

We are planning to get a better server and I'm lingering between 2 options. Our plan is to let our old server go, so we need to move all our users from the old server to the new one.

Option 1: We get a completely fresh install to the new server. This allows us to get safely all the newest versions from php4, mysql, awstats and also integrate end-user password change to squirrelmail and maia. The problem is that we have to move all of our users pretty manually.

Option 2: we clone our hdd from the old server to the new one but this might have problems when upgrading the php + mysql since I'm not sure would the upgrades affect our clients scripts. This might also cause problems with integrating maia ... ?

Which one do you suggest?
05-16-2007 08:00 PM
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RE: Moving to a new server
Option 1 !

It needs more time and men power, but better for a long time.
How many users are on the machine?
05-16-2007 08:05 PM
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RE: Moving to a new server
BeNe Wrote:Option 1 !

It needs more time and men power, but better for a long time.
How many users are on the machine?

about 100.

What is the best way of doing this?
Is the best way just to add a user from the reseller acc and then transfer that users files, mail and mysql to the new server? Also the vhcs2.conf needs to be transfered since it holds the information regarding the domains/subdomains
05-16-2007 08:21 PM
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RE: Moving to a new server
I'd wait for the update script (it's planned for release 1.0 - to update from vhcs2 to ispcp...)

But I also recommend to start from a fresh new system...
05-16-2007 08:28 PM
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Is there any specific information about the needed backups when transferring an invidual user?

How would you transfer a single user from one ispcp server to another if he has mail, website and mysql?

It's obvious that the mails, files and db's have to be transferred, but what about the vhcs2.conf if the user has subdomains also? anything else?
05-18-2007 05:23 AM
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This won't be easy - you cannot extract the needed database entries (from ispcp and insert them into the new system without being sure that the domain_id (and domain_gid/uif) are ok. So much manual work is needed...

This would be a nice Extension: Export and Import individual clients or resellers with their clients...

But first we need the "general" update Script...
05-18-2007 05:37 AM
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joximu Wrote:This won't be easy - you cannot extract the needed database entries (from ispcp and insert them into the new system without being sure that the domain_id (and domain_gid/uif) are ok. So much manual work is needed...

I guess this can be solved by transferring the users in the correct id order(the order in which they have been created to the old server).
05-18-2007 06:37 AM
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ok, this seems to be possible...
05-18-2007 09:39 AM
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