Data migration renaming new server to old server - good idea?
Posted on 2011-09-14
Ive been tasked to migrate a user data share from a server 2000 machine to a newly built 2008 box. I have a script that will copy all the data, but i have been asked to complete the task by taking the old machine out of the domain and rename the new machine as the existing server. Is this a good idea? Im told they would prefer to keep the server named the same, but im thinking this may cause issues with DNS etc?
My steps will be:
1) I have added the new machine to the domain as server2.domain
2) After data is copied i will rename the existing server from server1.domain to serverold.domain
3) I will then rename the new server to server1.domain
Sound like a plan?