Move from local to data center.

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by DaRKNeSS666NL, May 28, 2010.

  1. DaRKNeSS666NL

    DaRKNeSS666NL New Member

    Hi all,

    I have a question about moving my local server to a datacenter.

    Can I install my server "the perfect setup way" and when I am done with that chance the network interface IP address? So it's ready to go at the datacenter. (site's & users will follow later on)

    So fist use a local ip and when i am finished just chance the ip address, or is the local ip address stored in some config files used by ISPConfig 3.
    In that case i just install until chance of the ip and finish-up after the server is put in the datacenter.
  2. edge

    edge HowtoForge Supporter

    This is how I always do it.

    I setup my servers in the office (local IP) and when ready I move the server to the DC, and change the needed info (IP, subnet, gateway, DNS and so on).
    It's easy, and you do not need to spend to much time in the noisy DC's
  3. DaRKNeSS666NL

    DaRKNeSS666NL New Member

    That's what i am planning to do, I just need an working clean server with ISPC3 on it.
    is what is scaring me...

    My plan is just and only to install my server (Debian perfect way) and after that just chance: ip-address, netmask, network, broadcast & gateway.
    Bring it to the DC and finish up from at home through ssh, ftp and winscp.

    Do I still have some "and so on" to worry about that way?
  4. edge

    edge HowtoForge Supporter

    Not realy, and as long as you do not activate the firewall you should be fine. by setting missed things with SSH

    I forgot to mention that I do the ISPconfig install (by SSH) when the server is in the DC.
  5. DaRKNeSS666NL

    DaRKNeSS666NL New Member

    Thanks Edge,

    I will chance my plan.

    Going to just (like you) install debian & SSH and finish up from at home.
  6. Hans

    Hans Moderator


    After configuring your /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces files in the datacentre, you need to execute the command: /etc/init.d/networking restart
    After that execute: ping for example to verify if your server is able to resolve domain names.

    If not, please add this content to your file /etc/resolv.conf:

    After that execute the command: ping again!

    (The mentioned commands and file locations are for Debian)
    Last edited: May 28, 2010
  7. DaRKNeSS666NL

    DaRKNeSS666NL New Member

    I have done that already isn't that oke?

    I have followed the perfect guide up to: 6 Configure The Network
    completed set 6 with my own IP I got from the DC.

    So I don't have to do anything else at the DC I thought.

    Or is it better to JUST install Debian and SSH and complete step 6 in the DC?
  8. Hans

    Hans Moderator

    If you've done that already, you're done. BUt i did not know that, so i mentioned it (just in case) ;)

Share This Page