Migrate small client website to SBS 2011 from old 2003 server

Hi,

I have a client who is hosting his own website from his currently installed 2003 (std.) server. I will be migrating his 2003 server to SBS 2011. Unfortunately he is insistent on hosting the website on his premises. So my question is how to migrate the website over to SBS 2011.

He is running IIS 6.0 on the 2003 server / IIS 7.0 is installed on the SBS server.

I plan on doing a swing migration in order to keep the same Server Name / Server IP / Domain name.

Thanks,

Frank
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Cris HannaCommented:
So the current server is running SBS 2003 or Std Server 2003?

I'm guessing you are familiar with IIS/Web Server admin?   So bring someone in (how about the web developers) who can help transfer this.

Your client obviously doesn't understand the risks of hosting web servers on his business net work.
Show him this article from Fox News on how Symantec, one of the biggest security companies in the world had their sight hacked and data stolen.  http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/06/symantec-source-code-theft-likely-no-threat-to-average-user-analyst-says/

Or the top 5 hacking disasters of 2011.  http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/2011/12/05/top-hacker-disasters-2011-five-critical-lessons-for-businesses/    Your customer probably says...I'm too small, no one would want to hack my site/steal my data.   How much would it cost his business if they did...isn't it worth 10 dollars a month to have this hosted where they can't get to his data?  
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flteng562Author Commented:
Hi Chris,

The current server is 2003 Standard.

I wholeheartedly agree with you that the website should be hosted offiste. He pretty much said exactly tht staement concerning " I am too small" and did explain to him the pitfalls of hosting your own website on the production server.

I will once again address it with him in the morning. The original website developer is nowhere to be found.

Frank
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Cris HannaCommented:
Is the reason for the swing migration that you want to do away with the Server 2003?
My recommendation at this point would be to do a regular migration, rather than a swing.

Leave the website on the old server and just continue to have port 80 from the firewall to the old server IP...this gives you some isolation from the SBS server at least.

After the migration to the SBS server is complete, I would even disjoin it from the domain and just make it a stand alone.
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flteng562Author Commented:
Hi Chris,

The client is going to dump the old server. It is in pretty sad shape hardware wise. I am about 90% complete with the swing so i might as well just finish it out.

Frank
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Cris HannaCommented:
Understood...
I would simply look for a Microsoft partner who experience is IIS 6.0 to IIS7.0 website migrations in your area...should not require more than an hour or two of work.   It's possible others may respond to the question as well
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flteng562Author Commented:
Hi Chris,

I was able to find a local MS Partner and have the migration time all setup.

Thanks,

Frank
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