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How to upgrade mail server with minimum downtime.

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by PaddingtonC, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. PaddingtonC

    PaddingtonC Basic Pleskian

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    I have an Expand server which connects to 4 Plesk webservers servers and a Plesk 9.5.4 Mail server. The mail server hosts email accounts for the 4 mentioned webservers which amounts to 12000 email accounts. I need to upgrade the server from the legacy hardware it is on.

    I need help with:

    1) How do I migrate data from the old server to the new one with minimum down time?
    2)How do I copy data across to the new server without losing emails?
    3) Is it a good practise too install the new server's hard drive into the current (old) mail server and rsyncing the data then installing the hard drive back into the new server. I am thinking of doing this as a data migration tool?
    4)Does the Plesk Migration manager help with Email migration as well?

    Any advice is welcome.
     
  2. abdi

    abdi Platinum Pleskian

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    Since you seem to have physical access to the hardware it self, I would suggest you try option #3 first

    3) Is it a good practise too install the new server's hard drive into the current (old) mail server and rsyncing the data then installing the hard drive back into the new server. I am thinking of doing this as a data migration tool?
     
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