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Moving Domino server from iSeries to Win2k

I have an iSeries V5R1 with Domino 6.5. I'm interested in moving the Domino server from the iSeries to an Intel server (Win2k). Can you please help?
Moving is usually not that difficult, the question is, "Is it really smart to move?" Platform choice is a very subjective topic. It really depends on your corporate direction, your expertise, need for third-party products, etc. That being said, Domino is one of the easiest products to migrate. The easiest way to migrate data is to replicate it from the iSeries server to the new Wintel server. Obviously the Wintel box will need a new name in the interim. Once everything is synchronized, you can then down the servers, rename the Wintel box, move the ID file, change IP addresses, etc., and get the Wintel box up and running under the old server's name.

Option two is to down both servers and FTP the databases from the iSeries to the Wintel box. Do this if you cannot wait for all of the data to be replicated (it can take a long time if you have 100's of GB's or TB's) or if you do not want to set up the secondary server. After you move all info, reset IPs, etc., you'll be good to go. The only caveat I have is to make sure you compact –B, fixup, and updall –D all databases prior to restarting the Wintel server. Views from servers with other names that are FTP'd sometimes cause corruption.

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