Our company has a co-located production web server hosting multiple websites and other applications running on Fedora 13.
We want to move everything on that server over to an internally-hosted box while our powerful Co-Located server is retrofitted as a Virtualization platform (using XenServer or ESXi/vSphere).
We have a lot of software and libraries installed on our server that support our various hosted applications. I want to minimize the turnaround time to get everything the local box setup, so I'm looking for the fastest and most stable solution possible.
What's the best way to move our server to another box quickly and with minimal fuss? Can we just install Fedora 13 on the local box, then yank the hard drive from CoLo and drop it into the local box, copy everything over? What should we NOT copy?
The more ideas and assistance I can get on this the better; I've got to ensure we're investing the minimum man-hours and downtime in this project in order to get final approval!