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CHECKLIST FOR SERVER ROOM SHIFT

By rajivnarayanan@hotmail ·
I have a requirement od shifting my server room from location A to location B. This server room has about 17 servers, leased Lines, VSATs, RF connectivity and other server -centric hardwares.

I want to know if there is any check list points on the web or any sort of an article which will be usefull as a guide to this relocation activity.

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by jschein In reply to CHECKLIST FOR SERVER ROOM ...

Not really as each is a case by case basis.

1. Get your pipe up on the new bldg 1st.

2. Of your major servers, you should have a comparable "clone" and full backup of those servers, for those just in case issues (Someone banged the server in shipment and inop now).

3. Install spare rack, network boards and install a couple of new switches (spare ones if you have them, just enough to connect your servers and about 20 workstations). That way, worse case scenario, your servers are up and the important people are up to conduct daily business.

4. Hook up your gateway box and test your lines prior to moving servers.

5. Move servers preferably on a weekend, or whenever the most downtime is allowed. Ensure you do the full backup on all. Connect the servers and redo your routes.

6. Change firewall rules / dns if need be for new line. Test away.

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