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Re: Moving Sites

Quoting Rod Rodolico <stargazer@dailydata.net>:

> Stupid Question: I have about 50 web sites and a few hundred e-mail accounts
> to move to a new
> server. New IP address, etc... Web sites are no problem, but I do not want my
> clients to
> notice any problems with e-mail. They have IMAP available, so many of the
> clients store their
> e-mail on the server.
> Any ideas on how to move the e-mail accounts seamlessly. I have all their MX
> records pointing
> to one address: mail.dailydata.net.
> I have rsync'd all the files over, and can do it again whenever, but that
> won't work as they
> will be checking their mail on one machine while, I assume, some might be
> delivered to the
> other, older server (I was planning on keeping the old server up a few days
> in case I screw
> up).
> Guess is boils down to this. When I update the address of mail.dailydata.net,
> it can take up
> to 72 hours for that change to perculate throughout the net, so I'm assuming
> some places will
> still try to send to the old IP and, if I leave that box on, be delivered to
> it. If I turn the
> other box off, I'm assuming they will bounce.
Sorry if someone's already suggested this - I'm catching up with e-mail after
not having a connection for the weekend.

Could you set up the old server so that any requests to it are forwarded to the
new one... not sure on the technical requirements for that, but it would seem
to work from here.
> Am I creating a problem that doesn't exist?
> Thanks for any comments/help.
> Rod
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