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    Server Upgrade

    by scottp37 ·

    Hi all,

    I work for a small non-profit and our server badly needs replacing. It is pushing 10 years old and runs on Server 2012 Datacenter which will stop being supported by Microsoft in October.

    It currently runs 7 simple VMs (file server, DNS, DHCP, AD DS, and an SQL Server database) and I wanted to see if I could get advice on the best practice for upgrading to a new server.

    I’m a newbie when it comes to server licensing and I’ll be honest, its a bit confusing to me.

    I guess I’m wondering what the most cost-efficient strategy would be since we are a non-profit and don’t have a huge budget for tech.

    Does anyone know if moving everything to the cloud would be more cheaper? Or should I just replace the physical server with a new one.

    Also, I would love any tips on the best way to migrate all of the VMs with minimal downtime.

    Thanks for all your help!!!


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      My question would be…

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Server Upgrade

      Why make any changes at all?

      Does what you have now work?

      What support are you getting from Microsoft now?

      Also, there is extended support which you can pay for but I find so many tell me about support loss but they never asked Microsoft for support (ever!)

      Answer: To get no downtime you run the old server as you work out the kinks on a new server. NO ONE I KNOW will install a new Windows Server OS on the old server and hope it will migrate. NO ONE.

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