Greyhawk just moved and upgraded a Domino server in a few hours

John Roling writes up his experience movinga Domino 6.5.4 on Windows 2000 to a Domino 7 server on Windows 2003,in a total time of three hours.  So in the courseof 3 hours, I moved an entire Notes server from one hardware platform andone OS to another piece of hardware and a newer OS. I then upgraded theNotes server to version 7. The only reason it took 3 hours was becausethe 60 GB transfer of the data directory took two hours  :)Try that with Exchange. I dare you.Thisis one of the beauties of portable code.  An NSF is an NSF is an NSF. Very straightforward, and removes a lot of the administrative burdenof upgrading hardware.  I'm not an expert, but from what I've read,I think John's dare is on solid ground.  Time trials, anyone? :)

John Roling writes up his experience moving a Domino 6.5.4 on Windows 2000 to a Domino 7 server on Windows 2003, in a total time of three hours.  

So in the course of 3 hours, I moved an entire Notes server from one hardware platform and one OS to another piece of hardware and a newer OS. I then upgraded the Notes server to version 7. The only reason it took 3 hours was because the 60 GB transfer of the data directory took two hours  :)

Try that with Exchange. I dare you.
This is one of the beauties of portable code.  An NSF is an NSF is an NSF.  Very straightforward, and removes a lot of the administrative burden of upgrading hardware.  I'm not an expert, but from what I've read, I think John's dare is on solid ground.  Time trials, anyone? :)

Originally by Ed Brill from Ed Brill on November 28, 2005, 6:17am

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