migration


Email & Apps

This article provides information about a known issue with Apple Mail and IMAP configurations, referred to as nested folders.  When Nested Folders occur, users will see multiple child subfolders labeled INBOX underneath the main...
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Although it is common to set up email clients such as Outlook after a migration, Rackspace mailboxes can be accessed at any time after they are created.  Accessing the mailbox does not interrupt a migration in process.
Users who...
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When performing an email migration, some customers might need to restrict access to a defined set of IP addresses, typically for security reasons.  This article provides the range of IP addresses from which our MigrationWiz tool...
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Accurately determining how much time it takes to migrate email data to Rackspace is difficult because of several factors, including system load, bandwidth, average item size, and source or destination bottlenecks. Migrations of...
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POP email is typically stored locally on a computer and removed from the mail server after being downloaded by the client.  In many cases, this data cannot be migrated with our migration tool when it does not exist on your source...
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This article will provide you with instructions on migrating Public Foder data via Outlook 2010.  The process is grouped into two sections:  
1) Export Public Folder items to .pst    
2) Importing .pst into Public Folder
Public...
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POP email is typically stored locally on a computer and removed from the mail server after being downloaded by the client.  In many cases, this data cannot be migrated with our migration tool when it does not exist on your source...
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What is Forced MX Routing?
Typically used during an email migration to Rackspace, Forced MX Routing allows you to add your domain and all mailboxes to the Rackspace Email & Apps environment while still being able to send and...
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After completing an email migration to Rackspace, some iOS and Android users may experience issues in the way emails are sorted on their mobile devices.
Specific Behavior
Users may notice messages sorted in order from oldest to...
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POP email is typically stored locally on a computer and removed from the mail server after being downloaded by the client.  In many cases, this data cannot be migrated with our migration tool when it does not exist on your source...
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What types of environments can you migrate from?
We support migrations from Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010 (in-house and hosted), Google Apps/Gmail, GroupWise 7/8, Zimbra, Lotus Notes, POP, and IMAP
We have slow bandwidth and a...
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Migrations

Migrating your data to a Performance Cloud Server from a standard Cloud Server can be a straightforward process with some planning and preparation.

Preparation

For detailed advice on preparing a server for a smooth migration,...
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We offer a number of Email Migration services to our customers. This page outlines our services including any fees that may be associated with them. Our team of email migration experts are here to help you in case you have any...
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This scenario describes the migration of a Backbone.js, Node.js, and MongoDB application from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the Rackspace Cloud. It takes an estimated 30 minutes to complete, if you follow the instructions step by...
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This article describes the migration of a Tomcat and Spring Java web application from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Rackspace Cloud. It takes an estimated 30 minutes to complete, if you follow the instructions step by step.
These...
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This article describes the migration of a .NET web application from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Rackspace Cloud. It takes an estimated 30 minutes to complete, if you follow the instructions step by step.
These steps assume you...
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This article describes the migration of WordPress or other LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) applications from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the Rackspace Cloud. It takes an estimated 15 minutes to complete, if you follow the...
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After migrating an application the Rackspace Cloud, consider the following factors before making the migrated application available.
Security
For many reasons, key-based SSH authentication is considered safer than authentication...
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This guide is intended for developers who are migrating applications from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Rackspace Cloud. It maps AWS infrastructure products to Rackspace infrastructure products, specifically Amazon Elastic...
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This article describes provisioning Rackspace Cloud services when migrating from Amazon Web Services (AWS).  It assumes you are familiar with the equivalent services between AWS and Rackspace Cloud and that you are generally...
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This article is intended to help you map Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products to Rackspace products.
AWS Product
Corresponding Rackspace Product
Amazon EC2
Cloud Servers
Elastic Load Balancing...
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This article provides a high-level overview of the steps to perform to migrate your applications to Rackspace Cloud from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Preparation
Based on your existing AWS instance size and configuration, select an...
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The following video will present an overview of the process used to perform an application level migration of the IIS 7.X running configuration, MSSQL and all associated data to open cloud windows server. 
 
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Our next-generation Cloud Servers powered by OpenStack® offer an open, flexible cloud platform. With a responsive API and an improved Cloud Control Panel it's easier than ever to manage your server instances.

If you're...
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Script-assisted syncing
If you’re looking for an easier approach to migrating your Linux server, we have a script that can be run from the command line that automates some of the work surrounding the syncing of your data to a new...
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If you’re looking for an easier approach to migrating your Linux server, we have a script that can be run from the command line that automates some of the work surrounding the syncing of your data to a new instance.
 
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Server Migration

The following article will document the process used to perform an application level migration of the IIS 7.X running configuration, MSSQL and all associated data to another server. Please note that some elements like custom ....
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This guide covers some general tasks that can be performed to optimize a server prior to migration or image creation.
General preparation
Some tasks can help control the disk space on the server in general.
Establish a log...
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Sometimes you need to move everything from one server to another.  That's usually a lot of files and a lot of time.  In this series we help you simplify the process of server migration, reducing potential complications and making...
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Let’s move
In the previous article we looked at the conditions we want to match on the origin and destination servers and ways to prepare the origin server for a more efficient migration. The procedure in this article makes up...
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Server migration
Migrating your data from one Linux server to another is only a simple affair if you’ve been running a simple server. If you have a lot of interdependent services or a highly customized setup then recreating your...
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FTP

Now available in Cloud Sites - MySQL 5.1!  
Read on to learn the process of migrating your current Cloud Sites running MySQL 5.0 to begin running on a MySQL 5.1 database.  
Migrating your sites to a newer version of MySQL will...
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Linux and PHP

Now available in Cloud Sites - MySQL 5.1!  
Read on to learn the process of migrating your current Cloud Sites running MySQL 5.0 to begin running on a MySQL 5.1 database.  
Migrating your sites to a newer version of MySQL will...
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Linux MySQL

Now available in Cloud Sites - MySQL 5.1!  
Read on to learn the process of migrating your current Cloud Sites running MySQL 5.0 to begin running on a MySQL 5.1 database.  
Migrating your sites to a newer version of MySQL will...
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Cloud Sites will be retiring MySQL 4 soon in favor of MySQL 5. Any sites using MySQL 4 after November 1, 2011, will be automatically migrated to MySQL 5.
Migrating affected sites between MySQL versions will of necessity involve...
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Windows MSSQL

NOTE: This article is written for our Classic Cloud Control Panel. You can access this interface from the New Cloud Control Panel by clicking your username in the upper right corner of the control panel and selecting Classic...
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Other scenarios
In the previous article in this series we discussed using rsync to do a live migration of your system from one Linux server to another. We looked at preparing the destination environment to be similar to the...
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