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Best practices for re-IP'ing / migrating servers and applications

Some of this question would be highly application-specific, but what approaches do you take when looking to migrate applications from one server/platform to another and servers form one network ...
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Do entries in local 'hosts' files override both forward and reverse name lookups?

If I have the following entries in a hosts file: 192.168.100.1 bugs 192.168.100.2 daffy.example.com 192.168.100.3 elmer.example.com. Will IP->name resolution attempts by local utilies (I ...
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OS-agnostic Backup Imaging Solution

I'm looking for a way to backup machines running multiple operating systems (possibly with more than one OS on one machine) to a central server on a schedule. The server is running Ubuntu Server 8.04 ...
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Which parts to skimp on when buying a server?

I'm purchasing a reasonably high-end server for our lab, and I'm wondering what parts I should simply leave as the default and upgrade after-sale. At least in Desktop PCs, the conventional wisdom is ...
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Any reason to use a rack-mountable server if I lack a rack to mount it on?

I'm somewhat new to server hardware, and was wondering if there was any reason to purchase a 19-inch-rack-mountable server as opposed to a standalone (tower) system, or any difference between the two ...