Migrating Serves?

Discussion in 'General' started by FeraTechInc, May 4, 2013.

  1. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    What's the easiest way to migrate from one ISPConfig System to another?

    We are moving our current server into 2 different ones.
     
  2. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Here is a little more detail:

    Original Server: Ubuntu 10.04 ISPConfig 3.0.3.3
    New Server: Ubuntu 12.04 ISPConfig 3.0.5.2

    Is it possible to simply set it up as a slave then change it to master?
     
  3. Anatole

    Anatole New Member

    Migration is very important, would like to see mass migration by "hosting plan", all selected accounts and individual accounts from one server to another.
     
  4. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    Is there a way to donate to the project for specific functions. I would be willing to donate a significant amount for this.

    This has been the single biggest down side to ISPConfig. New servers and migration are such an incredible chore and you never know if things will work or transfer correctly.
     
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Hi, please contact me by email to dev [at] ispconfig [dot] org so we can discuss that in detail.
     
  6. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    I sent an e-mail. I'm still waiting a reply.
     
  7. falcon7700

    falcon7700 New Member

    Ping!
    Did anything ever come of this? The ability to migrate sites would be a wonderful feature.
     
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  9. falcon7700

    falcon7700 New Member

    Ah, yes. I found the Migration Tool, bought it and used it to migrate a server. It works pretty well. Thanks very much!

    A little feedback:

    1- An important feature is the ability to replay the script: I ended up running it a couple times as I worked through issues such as getting Mysql access sorted out. The doc implies this is OK in the discussion of rsync; it would be more reassuring if you explicitly stated this as a feature.

    2- I was a little disappointed at it's being locked up in Ioncube. I can certainly understand your concern about people stealing it, but I'd really like to see what it is doing and perhaps tweak it to my particular setup. Maybe you could offer a slightly higher-cost source option?
     
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Thank you for your feedback! It is indeed meant as a feature that the import and data copy part are splitted. This allows you to do the config import and a first data sync, then test everything and finally you do another (or even multiple) resyncs so that the data is up to date when you exchange the servers. I will make that more clear in the instructions. Regarding ioncube encoding, we are mainly OpenSource developers at the ISPConfig project and we would prefer to offer this tool incl. source code as well, but we had to learn it the hard way in the past years that sooner or later someone will leak unencoded code and upload it to file exchanges and sales will nearly cease then. This tool helps to cover the cost for ISPConfig development and stopping it would mean that we can't spend time on ISPConfig. So at the moment, I don't see the possibility to offer it unencoded.
     

Share This Page