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Just got a new server, now how do I want to configure this with my old one? RRS feed

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  • Hello!

    I'm running MOSS 2007 on a Windows Server 2008 Machine with SQL Server (full). We have a backup server I'm not suing for anything, though it has its own license of Windows Server 2008.
    We just got a new server and I've been told to migrate our MOSS installation to the new one. My question is, should I install SQL server on the new machine and run MOSS in pretty much the same way as I am on the current one and use the current one for a dev server. Or should I keep SQL on the current server and move MOSS 2007 to the new server and run a little farm of two servers?

    The other option for me is to bring the third server online and have 1 server for SQL Server, one for Applications and then use the new server for the frontend.

    We use MOSS to host a single site collection here at the clinic and a few web apps. Is it worth building a farm for this?

    Thanks!

    T

    Friday, October 26, 2012 1:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi Thomas,

    You can run your dev environment in your single server farm but I would like suggest you to build a farm with multiple servers for production environment. Multiple servers in a load-balance environment will have higher farm performance and security and it is better to scalable in the further since we can easily add additional web front ends and app servers.

    And you can refer to the following link to determine what farm topology you need according to your requirement.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263044(v=office.12).aspx

    To migrate a single server to a server farm.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262325(v=office.12).aspx

    Thanks & Regards,
    Emir Liu
    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum
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    tnmff@microsoft.com


    Emir Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Friday, November 2, 2012 6:41 AM
    Monday, October 29, 2012 6:20 AM

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  • Hi Thomas,

    You can run your dev environment in your single server farm but I would like suggest you to build a farm with multiple servers for production environment. Multiple servers in a load-balance environment will have higher farm performance and security and it is better to scalable in the further since we can easily add additional web front ends and app servers.

    And you can refer to the following link to determine what farm topology you need according to your requirement.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263044(v=office.12).aspx

    To migrate a single server to a server farm.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262325(v=office.12).aspx

    Thanks & Regards,
    Emir Liu
    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact
    tnmff@microsoft.com


    Emir Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Friday, November 2, 2012 6:41 AM
    Monday, October 29, 2012 6:20 AM
  • Hey, Emir! That's perfect! Exactly what I needed. Thanks!

    T

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 12:35 AM