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

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nginx support for .htaccess / rewrite rules? Differences from Apache?

I've been working with Apache http servers for quite some time, and finally making the move to static-content servers alongside the others dynamic-content machines. I was wondering, does nginx ...
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I have 23 Web Servers - I need to wipe all the servers - without loss of service on any sites hosted across them

Okay so it's a challenge and I'm having trouble planning it mostly due to lack of experience. However it's become a task in my job and I'm doing it mostly solo with an extra hand. I'm comfortable ...
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Replacing a W2K3 Domain Controller - what do I need to know?

I have a network of around 70 machines, currently with two DCs both running Windows Server 2003 (DC0 & DC1). DC0 is a five year old Poweredge 1850 and has recently become increasingly flakey, and ...
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How to migrate from SQL Server 2005 to 2008

How do you migrate SQL Server 2005 databases to SQL Server 2008? Is it as easy as backing up 2005 databases and simply restore in 2008? Are there any compatibility issues? Is SQL Server Reporting ...
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Server migration: most efficient way

I have been tasked with migrating one of our sites between servers (two different hosts). Both environments are linux. The site streams video, so the server is currently filled with media files ...
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Migrate live server

I'm in trouble, I have a running server with the usual services (httpd, mail, sql), and looks like I must be really fast to prevent total data loss (my RAID array failed, so I'm depending on a single ...
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Server 2012 hyper-v3 live migration

I am trying to do my first live migration with Windows server 2012 hyper-v 3.0. I have two servers joined into a domain.local domain and both are hypervisors with constrained delegation setup. Each ...
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Active Directory and Exchange Architecture Questions and Issues

Here's the background on our situation... Right now, we are setup as three distinct companies with three complete Active Directory and Exchange systems. The three offices (One in the US, two in ...
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Best way to clone a live linux system

Does anybody know of a way to clone a live linux system? I have a live installation running a production site. Problem is, I'm needing to clone it (without bring it down), and then move it over ...
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Migrate raw disk image over LAN

Here is my situation: Two dedicated servers in the same datacenter with gigabit ethernet between them. Both dedicated servers booted into a rescue environment based on Debian Squeeze with extra ...
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Migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2010

I'm in the unenviable situation of being asked to migrate a mail server from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2010. The domain has two sites connected via T1 and an exchange 5.5 server (neither are installed ...
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How do I get the Activation Key in Windows 2003 Server

I have a machine that I'm migrating from physical hardware to a VMWare server. It is Windows 2003 and the license key fell off the machine and is gone. I know when I start up the virtualized version ...
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Migrating from Windows Domain (SBS) to Macs (workstations and servers)

So a couple of Mac consultants walked into one of my customers office and convinced the business owner that they could completely swap in Macs across the board for the entire office. Being a Mac ...
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Experience in migrating from Apache to nginx?

I'd like to get some feedback about a migration From Apache to nginx. My goal is to reduce the memory footprint of the web server. Currently, I use the following modules.features on Apache: multiple ...
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Migrating from one dedicated linux server to another?

I have a dedicated server running ubuntu server 9.04 for web, database and mail. There's about 5 GB of data on the entire hard drive. I want to migrate the server to a more affordable dedicated ...
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SCCM user state migration - is this user's data gone?

Long story short(ish), we're on the tail-end of our XP to Windows 7 migration project, and finally got some VIP's machine in to be migrated. Since the machine is almost as old as the OS on it, this ...
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Migrate Active Directory to new server?

We bought new server and we want to turn our current server off. how can I restore our active directory and DHCP and DNS(current server states) to new one? we got Active Directory, DNS, DHCP. our old ...
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How to migrate 200+ people company from hosting to Exchange 2010 in most non distruptive way

We want to implement Exchange 2010 in our organization which is spread over couple of locations. Right now we're using POP3/SMTP at hosting and all people are using Outlook 2007 and 2010. Mail for our ...
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How can you map server dependencies in an undocumented environment?

Imagine this situation: CompanyA is acquiring a subdivision of CompanyB. CompanyB lays off most of their staff for that subdivision and is not helpful when asking for documentation. Now, you must use ...
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Migrate Sonatype Nexus repo from one machine to another

I am trying to migrate nexus repo. How can I go about it, any pointers?
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Setting up a Windows Domain in a O365-only company

My company is quite young and small, but since we're growing, we want to rollout some software deployment solution. We haven’t decided which one yet, but they usually need a Windows Domain, and we ...
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repetitive errors on user machines - DC migration from a windows XP based to a windows 7 based network

I'm replacing all the old windows XP machines in my network to new machines running windows 7. I hoped it would be an easy task, but apparently it isn't: all the machines I've installed (using WDS) ...
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How do I move my production servers into a devlopment VM?

I have about 3 servers that are probably almost 10 years old, all using code what one might consider worst-practices for programming's sake. I'm terrified of making changes to the thing (production ...
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How to best migrate a server to new hardware

I'm getting ready to migrate a server from old hardware to new hardware. I'm thinking of doing a P2P migration rather than actually rebuilding, reinstalling and migrating databases. The servers are ...
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Roaming user profiles in Linux

My company is evaluating a plan to migrate from Windows to Linux. Can you suggest something in Linux analogous to roaming user profiles and domain users in an Active Directory environment?
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How to transfer user accounts to a new Linux machine?

I currently have a Linux box hosting our internal Subversion repository. Access to this repository is via svn+ssh with authenticating happening against user accounts on the machine. I have recently ...
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2003 DC AD upgrade to 2008 on second server migration plan

SUMMARY Writing a plan to prepare for a 2003 to 2008 active dir upgrade. 2003 AD exists on a single domain controller and has been upgraded to 2003 functionality. I have add a new 2008 Standard ...
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How to migrate a web site from one server to another with minimal downtime?

I have a server hosting a web site and other services that needs to be reinstalled. I would like to relocate these services to another server temporarily, with as little downtime as possible. Both ...
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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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Performing a migration to a 2012 FL Active Directory domain/forest?

I'm looking to perform a migration of an existing 2008 R2 Active Directory forest to a new(ish) 2012 forest, and bumped into the issue that there don't seem to be any compatible tools to do so. The ...
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Laserfiche migration to Alfresco

I have been tasked with migrating a Laserfiche repository to Alfresco (Records Management module). The Laserfiche implementation is hugely underutilized - They've scanned in about 60Gb in the last ...
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How to migrate VirtualBox 2 virtual computer to VmWare server2?

How to migrate VirtualBox 2 virtual computer (virtual drive) to VmWare Server 2? Computer itself runs Linux, virtual computers run Windows XP and Windows Vista. I need support for GRE protocol, which ...
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How do I migrate, dump, or restore a VirtualBox system?

Main Task What is the procedure for dumping a VirtualBox system? Note that this is not migrating the guest OS from hardware to virtualization or anything else mentioned by Googling "migrate ...
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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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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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Import IIS6 website configuration into IIS7

I have many websites hosted on IIS6 and I want to migrate them to IIS7. It is enough if the basic configuration (folder, virtual folders inside, hostheaders, ) is migrated. a great part of the ...
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Migrating Mailstore from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 in a new domain

Proposed project ahead, and a whole lot of documentation and options out there, so I was looking for opinions or advice. I'm creating a brand new domain and installing Exchange 2010 in the ...
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How to migrate from MySQL to SQL Server 2008

I have MySQL database backup file (Mysql version 5.1) and i want to restore it in Sqlserver 2008 how do i restore it?
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For IPv6 migration, should we replace existing L2 switches running VLANs?

My L3 Core switch, Nortel ERS 8600, is IPv6 compatible. However, during migration to IPv6, do we need to also check the compatibility of edge/distribution switches in a VLAN-based campus network?
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What is the best way to move 20+ databases to a new database server? SQL 2005

Current database server: SQL Server 2005 - Windows Server 2003 New destination database server: SQL Server 2005 - Windows Server 2003 Enterprise - VM Ware image Current database server has 20+ ...
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Building a New Active Directory and moving from Old Domain

I am in the midst of building a new Active Directory 2008 Domain. My organization is currently running on a AD2000 and the decision has been made to build a new AD instead of migrate our current AD to ...
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Migrating AD from 2003 32bit to 2008 64bit

Is there a recommended upgrade path to migrate my AD data from 2003 (32 bit) to 2008 (64 bit)?
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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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How do I migrate Amazon EC2 Windows AMI (or instances) from one region to another?

I have a Windows EC2 AMI and instance in Virginia but want to migrate it to Oregon. My guess is an instance migration may be impossible since it's live but at least an AMI+EBS volume transfer would ...
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Chef Server Migration

A company that I'm contracting with has determined that they need to migrate their Chef (Open-Source Edition) instance to a new server. They do not want to migrate to the Hosted platform. I have not ...
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Migrating Terminal Server profiles from 2003 to 2008 R2 “V2”

I've done some searching and there doesn't appear to be a method of migrating old 2003 based profiles to the new "V2" profiles automatically. Specifically, we're interested in retaining the ...
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Why did this website DNS change fail in some parts of the US

Background We switched shared hosts from a local mom and pop to crystaltech. The site was all copied over and ready for the DNS change. The mom and pop site offered no tools to manage DNS ...
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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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Source Server does not meet minimum requirements for migration - SBS2003 to SBS 2008

I am migrating SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. I have followed the 81 page microsoft guidelines here: ...
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How to migrate a bare metal Linux installation to a virtual machine

I'd like to migrate a RHEL5 installation from a bare-metal installation to a virtual machine. I'm not very experienced when it comes to Linux backup and restore procedures, so I'm looking for advice ...