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Server Move Notes For Myself

This is just mostly just random notes for myself, after yesterday's server move, so when/if I have to do this again, I don't miss these things.

  • Make sure that php.ini is edited to have "register_globals" turned on, otherwise it totally screws up Sunray's site.
  • Make sure your root password for your old server doesn't have a "+" sign in it as it totally screws up cPanel's account transfer functions.
  • Make sure you get rid of the zerobyte "/etc/eximmailtrap" file, as it conflicts with e-mail form scripts.
  • Don't rebuild Apache with SNMP support (at least not via cPanel) as it won't build in curl.
  • You need to manually setup hard-coded DNS subdomains, as cPanel's transfer functions always seem to miss them unless they were created with cPanel.
  • Fix Sunray's internal server so it only allows logins from the new IP address.
  • Symlink pico to nano (ln -s /usr/bin/nano /usr/bin/pico) so you don't keep typing "pico" and wondering why it's not working (yes, I'm not one of the cool kids, and I don't use vi, emacs, or whatever else all you punks use).
  • Added on 1/21: Make sure CRON jobs on old server are turned off so this doesn't happen.
  • More to come, I'm sure...
Feel free to contribute below if you can think of any gotchas that you've run into before.

Posted by Jake on 01/19/06 @ 04:14 PM
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