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Upgrading windows server 2008 R2

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Upgrading windows server 2008 R2

My Server is running out of space and I don’t have option to upgrade the server. Instead I bought a new server but I need the old server as well since some of my customer domains are routing to this server ip.
How do I make my website working from both the servers?
I heard by NLB and DFS but no idea how to go forward. What are my options?

Please feel free to ask me any doubts regarding my question

Kindly share your expertise

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Setup new server with websites and create one more A records for new server website, once migrated all to new remove old server from DNS and continue using new IP.
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what if a website customer upload/files to the old server then these files wont be available on new server
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by:R R
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True, in that case you have to setup a NAS directory and point websites to that from both server.......or simple option is to keep websites directory on new server, enable folder sharing and old IIS to it

NLB is similar to creating two A records, as its will just distribute traffic between both servers.

DFS is mainly used for file servers redundancy, it will be complex for websites.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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why didn't you just add more storage? A lot cheaper than buying a new server?
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