Moving Sharepoint between Datacenter

Hi,

I have 3 virtual servers that form our sharepoint

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Im not a sharepoint admin, and Ive been asked to move the servers from one datacenter to another.

I had hoped I could shut them down, export them, import them at the other site. Re-IP, change DNS and it would all work again. But of course with my luck it failed.

Can anymore point me in the right direction of how I would go about doing this properly?
I have no idea where any of the configuration is? Is it pointing to old IPS? I have no idea

So any help would be really amazing.


Thanks
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Phil PearceWindows System AdministratorAsked:
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
maybe this will help.

SharePoint
1: Move the full virtual servers from one data center to another. The biggest concern here is usually the license, but that can be changed after migration.
2: Create new SharePoint farm based on new data center best practices. Migrate solutions, content and configuration to the new farm.
SQL
1: Move the full virtual servers, same as SharePoint move.
2: Create new cluster, move databases. Make sure that the SQL server name used in SharePoint matches the new. The easiest is done using SQL Client connection Alias. (Cliconfg)

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