Migrating to a new VPS

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If you're contemplating a major OS upgrade or re-installation, BitFolk may be able to offer you a new VPS temporarily running concurrently with your existing VPS, for you to migrate to.

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Motivation

It is normally possible to upgrade a VPS in the same way that you would upgrade a normal server, and via the rescue environment you could theoretically install anything that boots under Xen, but sometimes this may not be convenient. It will take some time to set up your services again on a clean install.

For this reason, in most cases it is possible for BitFolk Support to provision you a new VPS account to run concurrently with your existing VPS, for you to install and migrate onto.

Requirements

Migrating IP addresses over to a new VPS

Customers often request their old IP addresses to be migrated over to the new VPS afterwards. This is possible but is less useful than you may think:

You may find it easier to ensure that your services are working correctly on the new IP addresses that you've been assigned, and then change any DNS records so that users are pointed to your new VPS. If there is a problem you can then change the DNS records back.

On the other hand, if there are many DNS records or other uses of your old IP addresses that you can't control then it may indeed be easier to bring your old IP addresses over. You'll need to coordinate a time to do this with Support.

Getting started

If you would like to migrate to a new VPS, please contact support with the following information:

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