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    Transfering to a new host.....downtime?


    We are transferring to a new webhost. Is there a way to transfer over with no downtime?

    I know you can if you have static just having both servers live with the same files and then switching your name servers...but we have multiple live forums we need to move aswell.

    Anyone have any tips which will prevent downtime?

    Thanks very much.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    In theory you could set up a replicated database server in the new location. However replication over the Internet might come with issues like performance and security. Other than that it is difficult to move such a site with zero downtime. - Is your site up?
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    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Kerala, India
    You can do one thing. After the site is moved to the new server, add a dns forward in the old server.
    You can simply change the A record in the zone file of the old server. So even if for someone the nameservers resolve to the old server, it will get directed to the new one.
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    Thanks for the tips guys

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    make sure to leave one of the nameservers as mentioned above to your old host and the other to your new one, that way if it can't find the account on the old one it'll goto the new on, however you would have some lapse between the database sync.

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