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Questions about Migration

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by RetoV, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. RetoV

    RetoV Guest


    At the moment we are running an outdated Plesk Panel installation (Version 8.3) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. In the near future we would like to migrate the hosted websites (arround 70 domains) onto a completely new server installation. Actually we don't know yet whether we will install Plesk on Linux again or on a Windows machine.
    To plan our migration we have several questions about the migration process.

    Our questions:
    - Do we need a second Plesk Panel license while we the websites are beeing migrated?
    - Is it possible to use the currently used Unix license key on a new Windows installation?
    - Would it be possible to migrate with the on-board Migration Tool from our 8.3 Unix Version to 9.5 Windows Version, or are any intermediate steps necessary? I think the migration from Unix 8.3 to Unix 9.5 is possible with the migration tool, isn't it?
    - Are there any functional restrictions between the Unix and Windows Plesk Panel Version? e.g. the usage of MySQL on Windows.

    Thanks in advance for your help and explanations.

    Best Regards
  2. Faris Raouf

    Faris Raouf Silver Pleskian Plesk Guru

    Mar 15, 2009
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    You can't use a Linux key for Windows, and vice versa.

    You may be able to use the key on two Linux boxes temporarily, but it would be better to ask your reseller (or Parallels) for a temporary key for use on the new box during the migration.

    If you intend to go to Plesk 10.x, you can get an automatically issued, fully functioning key, that works for 7 or 14 days or something like that-- I forget the exact duration. You'll see how to get one issued when you download Plesk 10.x.

    I don't honestly know what issues you might encounter with a Linux to Windows migration and if it is even possible. I've never used the Windows version of Plesk so I can't comment, I'm afraid.