Here's my scenario: I'm a developer that inherited (unbeknownst to me) three servers located within my office. I also inherited the job of being the admin of the servers with a distinct lack of server administration knowledge and google / ServerFault as a reference point. Luckily, I've never actually had to come into contact physically with the machines or address any issues as they've always 'just worked'.
All three machines are located within the same data room and serve the following purpose:
Machine1 - IIS 8.0 hosting a number of internal applications
Machine2 - SQL Server 2008 R2 data store for the internal applications
Machine3 - SQL Server 2008 R2 mirror store of
All three have external hard drives connected that complete back ups frequently.
I've been informed that all three need to move from one data room to another within the same premises. I wont be completing the physical moving of the hardware, that'll be handled by a competent mover.
Apart from completing a full back up of each, what considerations do I need to make prior to hypothetically flicking the power switch and watching my world move?
I'm aware that it's far from ideal having all three located in the same room / premises but that's past the scope of this question.