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Posted on 2009-07-02
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I am upgrading my file server this weekend and have the migration of the files down but I have one quick question. Is it best practice to name the new server with a new name or is it ok to use the name and ip address of the old file server?

I know this is a rather stupid question but I just want things to go smooth and my plan is:
Once the files are copied over I will chnage the old file server name and ip to something else, then use the old fileserver name and IP for the new server.

Old file server is windows 2000 server  - New server is 2003 server
Do you see any issues with this?
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Only the short period where both will have the same name. They will not communicate very well like that, unless you plan to use drives / disks to affect the transfer.
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Yeah i will be moving the data to the new server through symnatec backup exec. so the servers will never have the same name. other than that I should be good though right?
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I see no reason why not.
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