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    I need to transfer to a new host due to using up all the available bandwidth at my current server.

    How do you make a transfer without any hickups?

    I don't want my site to go down in the process.

    I have the ability to do


    NS1.blabblab.com
    ns2.blabblab.com

    and then I have two open slots.

    Are the open slots for this purpose and for back up servers?

    Could I just input the new name servers in the open slots and make the switch without a hitch?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>How do you make a transfer without any hickups?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Best way is to find someone who will either give you a new IP number, or a 'temporary' one so you can check the transfer. Once you are happy with the 'new' site, then the domain host enters your new IP number in to their DNS server and that new number will be broadcast to the world. There is a slight overlap time until the DNS caches are refreshed, but eventually, the 'old' host will be shifted to the 'new' host.

    Pretty well a seamless transition.

    CodeJockey.

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    Heyder,

    For absolutely no down time:
    1. Set up an account with www.zoneedit.com
    2. Change your current dom's DNS to thiers
    3. Set it to redirect to your old server's IP
    4. Setup /upload new server
    5. Change forwarding of dom to new IP
    6. Change dns of dom to new server
    7. Done

    Just wait for the dom dns change (step 2) to propagate (1-2 days)

    Haiko

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    [ 02-05-2002: Message edited by: Haiko ]

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    Thank You Both!!!

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    Haiko,

    Thanks for the advice as I'm also seeking to transfer hosts for more bandwidth (my lousy host has gone from unlimited to 7.5GB). But I don't quite understand the process you have outlined above, as it seems to me there will still be some downtime for the DNS change to be effected, whether it's between 2 hosts or a host and ZoneEdit.com?

    I hope you or someone else can elaborate a bit, thanks. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Cheers,
    TianTian

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    I just did one and here is what happend and how I did this one.

    I simply changed my secondary NS to the new host and left the primary NS as the old one. I waited 48 hrs and then changed the primary NS to the new host and that was it

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    When I changed hosts I uploaded all the files to the new host, made sure they worked (including the cgi) using the number address (is that the IP number?), then I changed the DNS. It worked great for me.

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    Right, thanks guys.

    I think I'm going for Heyder's Primary (old) and Secondary (new) DNS method. BTW, for your Secondary (new), did you put the secondary or primary DNS for the new server? And there's no downtime at all, right? I don't mind a few hours of downtime though.

    Cheers,
    TianTian

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    It shouldn't matter but I used secondary as secondary.

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    Gordon's method worked for me.

    I made a teensy change to the pages I uploaded to the new server, then when using the domain name brought up the changed page I knew the DNS changes had gone through.

    The basic thing is not to fire your old host until your pages are showing from the new one.

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