Duplicating a RHEL 5.1 32bit server on RHEL 5.4 64 bit
I have a database server running RHEL 5.1 32 bit that suffered some catastrophic failures about 6 months ago. We were able to patch it back together and keep it running, but now the manufacturing site it supports is going to shut down for two weeks and I would like to replace it permenantly.
Does anyone have any guidance for that sort of thing? I'd like to have the new server up and running before hand, basically changing the hostname/ip and restoring the databases only on conversion day. I've done this in the past with HP UX - Red Hat conversions, but this is my first red hat to red hat move. Any advice or shortcuts?
EDIT: I forgot to add the other wrinkle. The new server will be running 64bit linux.
Last edited by wernox; 12-09-2009 at 08:39 AM.