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I have a SharePoint server at easyname.domain.com

I want to upgrade that server's OS and hardware by building a new system with better components.

The problem is, when you install SharePoint, a great deal of the system is tied to it's identity. So if I installed a mirror Farm at easynametemp.domain.com, and then did a backup restore from the original farm, I cannot just rename the machine and have everything work.

I assume there's a standard way to do this so that your farm isn't offline for an hour or two while you construct the machine.

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What version of Sharepoint? The top hit in a simple Google search seems to be an exact fit for your question. –  Bryan Nov 20 '12 at 0:27
    
What was the search? Why the downvote? –  Wesley Nov 20 '12 at 1:04
    
@Bryan This article has nothing to do with my question. It's all about content migration, and does not reference server namespacs. –  Wesley Nov 20 '12 at 1:11

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Recommendation from a friend here:

Build the new machine with a new name, and then run Rename-SPServer from powershell to effectively rename the machine.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607556.aspx

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