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Old 25th March 2009, 18:40
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Default Moving ISPConfig - New thread

Hello all,

I just ended the process of moving my ISPConfig enabled server from one VDS to another and thought it might be cool to tell others about my experience, as limited as it may be.

I based my work on this thread : http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...ht=move+server

It is a little outdated and cluttered with support requests of various types, so I'll try to summarize what I found inaccurate.

All the stuff about tar.gz files, sql dumps, copying lines from old files to new ones and forwarding mail from old to new remains valid.

For moving dumps and archives from one server to another, wget is your best bet. Simply move the files to a directory accessible via web, go to the right directory on the new server, and type :

wget http://youroldsite.com/thedumpfile.sql

The line about users in the new db I didn't understand, so my guess is that the databse changed a lot since this post.

Also, as mentioned in the old thread, I had to copy debian.cnf to the new server to keep the things together with the encrypted version of the password in the database (see here : http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=34).

I had a hard time updating the DNS stuff. I first copied the pri* zone files, but they got updated and the new info was replaced by the old one. I then checked the database and had to update manually a lot of tables. I just replaced every occurence of the old IP with the new one, in every table I could find.

I didn't have to mess with the mails as I use Maildir.

Also, I didn't have to use the line mentioned here : http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...&postcount=110 but you might.

Things seem to work now, but some of my domains are not migrated yet. Whois and dig infos are good, so my guess is propagation is not yet done for all of them.

Hope this thread will be useful to some. Thanks to all posters in the original thread.
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