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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    New York, NY

    Exclamation Replacing/upgrading old servers

    We have a couple of servers that are reaching about 5 years old and I love to replace them. I typically don't like having hardware over 5-6 years old (especially hard drives). I've done a couple of these upgrades before, but I was wondering what people suggest in terms of how to get it done. We'd want to minimize down-time but at the same time keep the IP's that we currently have (so we have to migrate the data, than swap the IP's). Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
    Alex Melen
    █ Co-CEO at Melen, LLC (dba SmartSites)
    █ Founder of T35 Hosting (established 1997)

  2. #2
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    Jan 2014
    Fort Lauderdale
    What are the specs for the old and new servers - Drives,OS,RAID,etc?

  3. #3
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    Jan 2006
    This depends on the environment you're running in - shared hosting, VPS (what hypervisor), dedicated, etc. This will heavily influence the plan to make the switch with little to no downtime.
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