This an application note on how to migrate an existing HQ server to a new hardware platform using the existing IP address.
Allow yourself about 1 hour prior to the migration to run a backup. This will accommodate for large systems and will prevent you from missing the start time of the maintenance window.
Run the Lantelligence Backup Scripts for the appropriate version of software they are running. This will create a C;Shoreware Backup folder on the older servers.
Once completed copy over the folders via the shared folder you create or upload to LANtelligence FTP site. This may take some time so allow yourself the time for the backup and for the moving of the files.
Since we are migration the HQ server and DVS servers to new hardware the following will have to occur:
The migration of the remote servers is similar to that of the HQ server.
If the DVS software is not running distributed Databases then you will not have to run DB backups on the DVS servers.
As with any upgrade or migration we need to test to ensure that all the settings have taken and that the system is fully operational as it was prior to the migration: