Data migration is a sizable task. There’s plenty that could go wrong as you move your data from one server to another. As you transfer data, keep these few considerations in mind to ensure the process goes smoothly while getting the biggest benefit from the time it takes you.
Why You May Need to Migrate Your Server
There are plenty of reasons that you may find yourself in the position where a server migration is necessary. For instance, inadequate resources, loss of reliably, or end of support from the manufacturer.
Regardless of the reason, any server migration can be a hassle. Approaching this task properly and methodically can help simplify the migration process considerably.
Preparations for Server Migration
There are an assortment of practices that will generally benefit your success as you go about migrating your server.
Clean Out the Old Server
Your server migration process is an excellent opportunity to run an audit of the contents of your server and remove anything outdated, redundant, or unnecessary.
Test a Backup
With your server migration, safe is much better than sorry. Be sure to testing your most recent backup before beginning the migration, giving you the security knowing that you haven’t lost your critical resources, should something go wrong.
Before migrating anything to your new server, make sure it remains protected once the migration is complete. To accomplish this, incorporate security measures into your new server, including firewalls, protections against DDoS attacks, and other lines of defense. This will keep your data protected at all times, instead of leaving it vulnerable as these security measures are implemented after the migration is complete.
Leave the Old Server Running
Once the migration process is complete, keep the old server running. Ensuring your migration was completely successful will help you avoid potential data loss should the new server encounter problems.
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