File Server Migration
Posted on 2011-03-09
I have a file server migration coming up from \\Server1 to \\Server2
I already set up file replication on the hour (will shorten once we approach deadline) from server1 to server2.
Unfortunately I have gotten word from the SQL team that many of the procedures are tied into Server1, and thus will need to rename Server2 to Server1 on the day of final migration (otherwise its weeks of work re-pointing procedures and jobs).
Right now Server1 is set up as a File Server and a Terminal Server License Server
Server2 is just a File Server.
My down and dirty plan, is just to do this on the weekend. I will Rename Server1 to ServerX, and then Rename Server2 to Server1. Then its a matter of re-pointing Terminal Services to now ServerX (which I'm not worried about, its a headache, but no worries).
Any complications you experts may see in this?
Is there a more elegant/simplistic way to do this?