The process of moving one system or service from one location or model to another.

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Migrating 10-15 Websites Running Linux, LAMP, RoR, WordPress

My task is to move 10-15 websites running on Linux webservers to new servers hosted by Amazon. These boxes are currently on dedicated servers. Some sites are running WordPress, some have custom CMS, ...
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Moving Away from Exchange public folders - Export to file system folder?

I have a public folder that was used for the wrong reason. Due to some regulations we had to store lots of photos, we're talking at least 7000 photos that are stored based on a location of stores. ...
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Windows 2003 DC to Windows 2008 R2 DC with same name and same IP

Environment = Windows 2003 native domain with 8 DCs I've got an old domain controller that is running 2003, CA Enterprise role, DHCP, DNS, a few GPO scripts that point to shares on it, and some other ...
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Forwarding emails to nonexisting users/aliases to external mail server

I'm in the works of installing a postfix mailserver on a machine currently being used as web server. As of right now, I've got it working as far as that I can send and receive emails using telnet ...
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Migration from Instance store instance to EBS Backed Instance on Amazon EC2

We have a cloud server on Amazon EC2. Our old admin setup the DNS and Mail Server on one server that is working fine but I just realized now that the instance is on Instance store not an EBS backed. ...
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How to export a VMWare ESXi 5 VM into a file to restore it later?

As I've bought a server it had a RAID controlleer which was not supported by VMWare ESXi 5, so I had to install it in a bare non-RAID configuration. Now as I've bought a supported RAID controller I am ...
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Outlook Express to Outlook 2010 migration: missing emails

We replace several computers running Windows XP Pro and Outlook Express to Windows 7 Pro and Outlook 2010. The official way to migrate emails in this case is to install Outlook 2010 on the same ...
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Migrate multiple svn repositories into single git repository

We want to migrate from svn to git permanently to be able to use git's better features in terms of branching and collaboration. Our current svn repository looks like this svnrepo/ frontend/ ...
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Migrate from Intel to AMD based server

I have been using an old Intel based Dell desktop as a Small Business server 2011 (SBS 2011 Standard x64) box for the last 6 months. Last week I purchased an older AMD Socket F server that will do ...
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Exchange Server with DC questions

I have a Windows Server 2003 (no Service Packs installed). It functions as a DC but has also an older Exchange Server installed. I've set up a Windows Server 2008 R2 in hyper-v to move the DC to that ...
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Migrate from SBS 2011 to 2008 Standard

I have a customer who is running a Windows Domain with a Windows Small Business Server 2011. Now I want to "update" (or downgrade?) to a 2008 R2 Domain. For two reasons. The customer has nearly ...
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Issue testing website migration using IP address

I am in the process of migrating several websites to a new server. While the data transfer itself is going fine - I am running into issue testing the sites on the new hardware setup. Typically, this ...
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Openstack: Is it possible to migrate an instance from a dead compute server to a live one?

I've got a cluster with 84 Openstack Essex compute nodes, one of which decided to pine for the fjords about 2 hours ago, with 8 running instances on it. The instances are all running off qcow2 disks ...
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Mounting a linux image built with “dd” on Mac OSX 10.7 [closed]

I recently did a ssh root@myserver "dd if=/dev/xvda " | dd of=/<localpath>/myimage.img as instructed by my VPS server docs at linode. I did this before to another linux system and mounted it ...
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Recovering lost images in wordpress

We've recently migrated the website from domainname.com/blog (which was running in wordpress) to domainname.com. During the migration process, some of the images loaded using the shopp plugin are not ...
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Adding a Windows Server 2012 Essentials server to an existing domain, without migrating the AD

I have an existing Active Directory in house, a mix between a Win2K8R2 and Win2K3 domain, and i would like to test out Windows Server 2012 Essentials BETA on the network. When walking though the ...
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Migration from oracle to DB2

I want to migrate my oracle schema to db2. Any tool available for migration? Please help
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Migrate from one vCenter server to a new one

We are about to setup a new and more powerful vCenter server for our VMware environment. It is going to run vCenter 5.0 along with a couple of other things. However, I want to make the migration as ...
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Proxmox - Live migration between different subnets

I have a proxmox cluster, that is distributed over two different subnets having two different gateways. In the first subnet VMs get an publicly available static IP address by MAC address mapping. ...
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Moving 4 Ubuntu software “RAID” disks to a new computer - How to make sure it works immediately?

Thinking in terms of the future, let's say I buy 4 external disks, set them up with Ubuntu Server 12.04 software RAID 1+0. Then later after some usage I want to stick them on a new computer - how do I ...
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Weird Active Directory behavior after ADMT migration

We have multiple sites with multiple DC's. Since performing the migrations we have been experiencing all sorts of problems with DFSR etc. We have multiple objects in the AD .. DCNAME ...
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Migrate from Office 365 to On-Premises

What are the steps to perform to migrate from Office365 to an On-Premises installation? I am aware that I can just copy/paste emails - but that is not a quite good solution for end customers. My ...
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Can I move an entire software RAID1 array containing Linux to another machine?

I want to move an entire array of drives from old server hardware to new server hardware. There are 3 SATA drives with two partitions each; a small boot partition and a data partition. There are two ...
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Configure Sendmail to forward NSU to different server?

Is it possible to configure Sendmail to forward the message to another server instead of returning it as NSU (no such user)? We are in the process of migrating from a sendmail server to Exchange ...
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Moving and upgrading a whole SQL server instance (2008->2008R2) from a physical server to virtual server (2003->2008)

I am not a DBA/server admin, and unfortunately we don't really have any currently. My organization wants to move a SQL server 2008 instance running on Windows Server 2003 (physical) over to 2008R2 ...
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XenServer migrate machines between hosts

I have a XenServer 5.6 Free setup with 5 VMs (Windows and Linux) using about 1.5TB of directly attached storage. Because our virtualisation needs have grown a bit, we currently are preparing a faster ...
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Staged migration exchange 2003 to office 365

I have been tasked with migrating our corporate exchange server to office 365 :(. The current configuration is as follows. 1: Web facing "outlook web access" on windows 2003 sp2 server 1: Exchange ...
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How to migrate from qmail to postfix? [closed]

I am looking for a clear and detailed guide to do the migration on Linux but I could not find anything useful. So appreciate your hints.
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Easiest way to migrate complete dns

I've been struggling with this problem for awhile now and don't know the best way to proceed safely. Our team recently acquired a smaller company's site design service and we are in the process of ...
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Enterprise IPv6 Migration - End of proxypac ? Start of Point-to-Point ? +10K users

Let's start with a diagram : We can see a "typical" IPv4 company network with : An Internet acces through a proxy An "Others companys" access through an dedicated proxy A direct access to local ...
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Centos server migrate to larger disk

I have a centos server that runs a whm/cpanel with mysql, apache, bind and email daemons. The server now has 95% of the server disk full. It is a dell poweredge 1950 with 2 spaces for SAS disks. I ...
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Import “VSphere 4 VMFS Datastore” in new “VSphere 5 VMFS Datastore”

I have two vSphere environment: one composed by a vCenter 4 and two Esx Host 4.0 sharing a clustered datastore (VMFS3) and several virtual machine one composed by a vSphere 5 and two Esxi Host 5.0 ...
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Migrating to a new SQL Server machine: should master database be restored?

I'm currently working on a migration plan to migrate our SQL Server to some new hardware. The current installation is SQL Server 2005 standard: it used to be clustered but the node got removed at ...
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qmail to zimbra migration

I am not a mail server admin, however I've been given the task to migrate our company's current qmail server (running on Ubuntu 8.0) to a new Redhat Enterprise Linux server (RHEL 6.2). After doing ...
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Advices in moving files to a FileServer

Do you know any roadmap or plan for centralizing organizational data in a server? We buyed our first server and we are planning to use Turnkey Fileserver to store files from management offices which ...
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Saving MySQL databases without mysqldump

I need to back up some of my databases and migrate them over to a new server. I would use mysqldump , but the problem is that I'm having issues starting mysqld/mysql (part of the reason I'm ...
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Windows server 2008 hardware transfer

What is an easy way to replicate a running 2008 windows server (dhcp/dns/router/ad/fileserver) to new hardware without reconfiguring everything manually on the new machine. Any way to do it without ...
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SBS2003 -> 2011 Migration - Some Sharepoint Calendar Items not Showing in Calendar View but Show in All/Current Events

Bascially I've followed the Microsoft guide on SBS 2003 -> 2011 Migration. Performed it over the weekend to try and give zero downtime for users. It's pretty much worked fine except this issue. (I ...
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How to go about finding a professional moving company for rack hardware [closed]

My company will be moving an entire rack of server hardware from a colo facility in Seattle to anot the Silicon Valley area. We are trying to figure out if we should do it ourselves or hire an ...
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Windows 2003; Find folders with non-inherited/changed permissions

The question: I'm looking for a good way to audit/search a directory structure (Windows 2003) and locate any folders that either don't inherit permissions from their parent -or- have additional ...
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ADMIN$ and other shares not working remotely on XP machines

I'm trying to use ADMT to migrate several XP machines to a new domain and the utility (nor command line) is able to access the admin$ share or any drive share. I've added the required registry key ...
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Migrating Oracle DB to another operating system from Red Hat Enterprise by using a disk image

I have a Red Hat Enterprise server disk image that Oracle DB is installed on it. My question is : Is it even possible to use this disk image in order to setup same DB on another Oracle supported ...
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How to share datastores between multiple exchange servers?

I have an Exchange 2003 box that is seriously overstressed. I want to transfer its duties to a new and faster box. I don't cannot suffer downtime, so I have to do this stuff live. Here's what I ...
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Domain migration results in MS Office running installer every time

My workplace is migrating multiple departments, each with their own AD domain into one combined one. For the most part this is all ok, however we've run into a problem with MS Office 2003 installs on ...
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Need to move a debian server from i686 to x86_64 architecture

I have a debian server that I need to move from one hosting provider to another. I don't really know how the old server was setup, all I know is that it's running a Ruby on Rails application with a ...
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How do we move shared file on a old Windows 2000 file server to a new Windows 2003 file server? (non-clustered)

We need to migrate a Windows 2000 server that has shared folders to a Windows 2003R2 file server. We would like to move the file contents and permissions.
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What are the good ways to migrate a RAID array to bigger disks?

I'm looking to replace my hard-drives with bigger-ones and I would like to know what are the best practices in doing this. I have a HP ProLiant with its 256MB version of RAID controller: 03:00.0 RAID ...
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Change vCenter Server 4.1 to a different machine without migrating data?

Situation: I have a VMWare vCenter Server 4.1 (managing two hosts) running on a server that I would like to use for other purposes. I don't want to move the vCenter Server to a VM, and already have ...
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Importing users from passwd

I'm migrating from one Linux server to another with a very similar configuration. Both have Plesk, which has automatically migrated much of the data. However, there are a number of FTP users created ...
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Error encountered moving TFS2010 to a new server

I'm attempting do a test move of our TFS2010 server and I'm encountering an error. I've got a new Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server installation as on the current server and I've turned off the services ...