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Old 29th September 2010, 09:06
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Default Need to change the hostname name of server

I need to change the hostname of one of my servers runnin Debian Lenny and ISPconfig3.

Is it safe to do this on a server that has already some websites and email's on it?
Do I only need to run:
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/etc/init.d/hostname.sh stop
echo new.servername.tld > /etc/hostname
/etc/init.d/hostname.sh start
and set the new hostname in the /etc/hosts file?

Or do I need to change more things?
Setting the reverse DNS will be done by mij ISP.
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Old 29th September 2010, 09:23
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Is it safe to do this on a server that has already some websites and email's on it?
Yes, should not cause any problems.

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Or do I need to change more things?
Check also the /etc/postfix/main.cf file for the hostname and the /etc/mailname file.

Is this a multi- or singleserver setup?
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It's a singleserver setup.
What about Postfix and Courier? Do I need to change anything in here?
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What about Postfix and Courier? Do I need to change anything in here?
For Postfix, see Till's post. For Courier, there shouldn't be anything to change.
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