[ic] Migrating to a new server

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Sat Jul 18 20:05:21 UTC 2009

On Sat, 18 Jul 2009, Grant wrote:

> I'd like to move to a faster server within my same hosting company. How 
> do you guys go about this?  I can imagine I would install everything on 
> the new server, export tables on the old server, move the tables over, 
> delete products/*.sql on the new server,

I would use your database's native export and import to move the entire 
database over, rather than Interchange's table export and import. For one 
thing it's almost certain to be faster, but it also gets database-specific 
things Interchange won't. (Triggers, constraints, views, comments, etc.)

> restart IC on the new server, change my DNS info, and shut down the old 
> server. My TTL is 1 hour and I'm OK with some people getting no website 
> for an hour.

Why not lower your TTL to 10 minutes an hour or two before you migrate?

It's also nice to post a "down for maintenance" page in Apache for any 
request on the old site so that people aren't as frustrated.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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