EDIT: of course after asking the question an exact duplicate is shown...I apparently suck at searching correctly...requested close with link.
This is more of a curiosity question that could probably just be a wiki.
We are planning on moving a branch office with a small datacenter (3 racks) across town to a new physical location.
Besides just unracking the servers and loading them in a truck and driving them across town, what kind of precautions, packing, etc. should someone be concerned with nowadays?
Do hard drives in today's name brand servers park the heads themselves? We don't plan on removing the drives physically from the servers, but should we? I mean, they ship to us with the drives in them, so I figure we are safe enough to transport them that way.
Bottom line, we are looking to mitigate any issues that could arise from physically moving them. We'll back them up, label them properly, label their corresponding rack location and rails, and label their cabling.