explorador - 8:46 pm on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
grame: No idea about your mail problem (I suspect its going to be tough, especially if the hosts use different mail server software), but I wondered why you transfer tar files rather than just rsync?
The thing is being able of switching servers and just updating the DNS, all of that is under control now except mails because the mailboxes must exist on both servers and have the same password so the client won't have to change anything.
Why tar files? personal choice regarding redundancy. I can have the whole package on any server for quick restore and also my set up sends split files of that tar to a big email account. My sites are performing quite well and are highly optimized to save space. But yes I'm thinking on it, I'm expanding my knowledge as I was not too familiar with it. Still I prefer solutions that run out of the box, why? you know how some hosting providers can mod things and then your setup stops working as "oh yes we had to disable rsync because one of the clients..." I even had experiences with hosting disable something as simple as mkdir with custom permissions. Yes it's easy to think "well change of hosting company" the thing is, it could happen with no prior notice.
Well it's Cent Os, I'm researching on it because yes, there are files and folders accessible to me.
brotherhood of LAN: I guess it depends which email software you're using and how it's storing the data. I use postfix/dovecot, users & passwords are stored in one file, and all mailboxes are just regular folders and text files.
Nope, they are on another country(ies)
Demaestro: Do you have physical access to the servers?
rfs9999, thanks, sounds interesting, I will research around that.
PS. Over the years I learned not to fully trust what the hosting company says, they can often turn on and off diff things on the server with no prior notice, specially on shared servers (even out of shared servers there is no guaranty). While I agree on complaining I'm a practical man so I put my efforts on solutions because that's what keeps the boat floating. Since them I've been moving the files while others fill the support forums asking why this why that.