Drupal Checklist - Information to be collected before you migrate your Drupal site from one server to another
BY Anoop John
8 years ago

When you want to move a Drupal site from one hosting server to another you have to ensure that the site works the same way on the new server as it used to work on the old server. There is no real fool proof way of doing this other than to meticulously document all the custom aspects associated with setting up the site and verifying it on the new server. The following is a checklist of information you have to collect before you move your Drupal site from one server to another.

  1. DNS TTLs + contact info of whoever is authorized to make the switch once migration is completed.
  2. SSH access on both servers. Additionally all access related information on both servers.
  3. Drupal 1 user access credentials.
  4. Documentation / information about specific Apache modules used on the current site assuming this is on Apache. Confirm the web server running on both servers.
  5. Access to hosting support ticketing systems and / or root access on the servers for installation of custom modules.
  6. Root access or access to Apache (or other webserver) error logs.
  7. Documentation about third party integration used on the current site.
  8. Documentation about specific file system permissions required for custom folders if any.
  9. Additional items to be backed up and restored other than Drupal Webroot and Drupal MySQL database.
  10. Documentation about any custom configuration done on the current server - eg: cron jobs, shell scripts.
  11. Documentation about any custom applications running on the current server required for the site to work correctly - eg: Memcache, Varnish.
  12. IP related changes required for getting the application working - eg: Pull CDN with IP configuration.
  13. Total size of the folders
  14. Hosting plans on each server - space and bandwidth availability
  15. Information about source control systems and mechanism to deploy code and push changes to the source control system.
  16. Mechanism to access the site via IP or subdomain till DNS switch happens
  17. IP addresses of both servers



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on 22nd August 2012 / by Anoop John
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on 28th September 2012 / by webmaster
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