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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
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    Canada
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    Best way to move data centers: Nameservers?

    Hi, all. Here's my situation:

    I currently share a server with a small group, but will be moving most of my accounts off onto a dedicated server in another datacenter.

    Right now I have ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com registered with the old server. These are the name servers that my clients use with their domains.

    On the new server I have complete control over everything. The new server is running WHM and Cpanel.

    How should I set up name servers on the new server so that all I need to do is update the IP addresses of the nameservers with my registrar, and wait for propagation to occur? I can't assign IP addresses to ns1.domain.com and ns2.domain.com on the new server, because they already have IP addresses assigned to them - WHM errors out with the message:

    "Sorry, the nameserver ns1.domain.com already has the ip x.x.x.x assigned to it."

    My assumption is that I need to create nameservers on the new server before I can start adding domains, but I don't want to change the IP address of my nameservers with my registrar now because I don't want my clients' sites to start resolving to the new server until I'm completely ready.

    Any advice is really appreciated!

    Neil

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
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    Kuwait
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    why dont you use dns1 and dns2 and just change the nameservers of your domains when you fully moved.

    later on modify the ns1/ns2 to dns1/dns2 Ips and you'll be done
    Bashar Al-Abdulhadi - KuwaitNET Internet Services Serving customers since 1997
    Kuwait's First Webhosting and Domain Registration provider - an ICANN Accredited Registrar

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