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MSBLOG to move to Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM soon

December 14th, 2005 by Patrick Elliott

Hello everyone!

Early next week, prior to my departure to the other side of the world (laughs), I’m going to switch the server over to Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM.

MSBLOG is currently running on Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1 on top of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.

Q. Why make the change?
A. We all worked so hard to test Windows Server 2003 R2, so I thought the blog deserved to be running on it.

Q. What does this mean for the blog?
A. Nothing, except maybe 20-30 mins of downtime during the switch. I will have done all the pre-deployment testing required prior to beginning the physical switchover.

Q. Will the interface, logons, etc. be the same?
A. Yup. I’m migrating the entire blog and AppServ software over to R2. It will simply be running on a new machine.

Q. What happens to the old MSBLOG server?
A. It magically vanishes and frees up lots of RAM for me to test other things on.. It has always been a virtual machine anyway. This time it will be a physical server running Windows Server 2003 R2!

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6 Responses

  1. Patrick S Says:

    Cool a dedicated Server. MY only concern is migrating MYSQL and all its DB’s. I have had serious problems with that before. As all of the log in details and posts are in there.


  2. Jabez Gan Says:

    If you ever need help with MySQL and the DBs, let me know. 🙂

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Are they much Different on linux?

  4. Jabez Gan Says:

    If you have phpmyadmin installed, it should be almost the same. 🙂

  5. Patrick S Says:

    Sweet…I have php win 32 admin too…So that will make a mysql dump a bit easier too!

  6. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    Great stuff guys :).. ‘Newsgroup server upgraded aswell to R2 RTM’