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Site on 2 servers during transition

Google crawling both in same day

     
4:08 am on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I moved my site to a new server, and left it on the old server until I knew google found it okay. Now it's crawling both servers yesterday. Was hoping once it found the one server my domain name is pointed at, it would no longer visit the old server. I'm wondering if this is causing any of my weird problems of index page gone (but seems back now), and both www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com coming up for different searches. I've asked this question before but never really got any advice. Any suggestions as to how I should handle this moving over to a new server so that it does not have a negative impact on my position in google SERP's?
4:38 am on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Update Your Domain's DNS "Start Of Authority Record" to a serial number greater than the old one. The best way to do this is today's date plus 15, i.e.: 2003052815. Google's root DNS server will see the new serial number and should find your new I.P.
1:11 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks CCowboy,

Can I get a consensus on this from anyone? Or any other advice. I want to make sure I cover all bases to my advantage.

2:42 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is the name 100% changed to the new server in the DNS? CCowboy is right the the SOA needs to be increased as part of the change, but that may have already happened depending on who does your DNS and how.

If the ip has been changed to the new server and the soa has been increased, you should just have to wait.

Last I did this, I believe it took about 8-10 hours for all of google's bots to be hitting the new server. I switched servers mid crawl.

Hope this helps,

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4:07 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I moved plenty of systems but none since I began paying attention to search engines :D

One guess would be to block Googlebot and the other robots on the old site via robots.txt.

DNS updates take a bit of time to filter throughout the internet. I would leave it in place for at least one week after the DNS records changes. I monitor your old server's log files to make sure that the box is really not being used anymore.

Good Luck!

7:31 pm on May 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I changed this the first week in May, and I thougt once googlebot found the new server, he would no longer visit the old server. But he still does as of Tuesday (both servers in same day). I will look into the SOA.
 

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