I have a standalone server with root & shell access though I have never set up and used shell access. I am downsizing to a managed VPS solution with another host as I recognize I do not have the server admin skills to properly look after a standalone server.
The server I am migrating from has a Plesk as cpanel and approx 15 blogs running on it using separate mysql databases. There are about 2-3 normal html sites with little data and about 20 domains which are only redirected (no data or DBs for these domains)
For this project I require turn key assistance with:
1. go to shell and pack the folders on my sever for back up
like this (according to my new host) : tar czf [url removed, login to view] /path/to/the/directory/that/you/wish/to/compress
ie. tar czf [url removed, login to view] /home/patrick/
At that point [url removed, login to view] file will be created and it will contain all files from /home/patrick and all other subdirectories.
2. create the mysql dump like this - run this in your shell (acording to my new host):
mysqldump name_of_the_db /home/your_home/[url removed, login to view]
Do that for all DBs that need to be dumped and moved.
3. anything else related to migration of the data.
The receiving host at [url removed, login to view] has a migration department which will handle most of the receiving end. You may need to communicate or liase with them as my technical representative in this migration
This project will need to be started within next 24 hours and completed approx 48 hours after start.
After I choose provider we will need to be able to chat via skype or msn messenger.
I will not change the nominated domain name servers at registrar nor cancel existing account upon successful migration
Solid Server admin Experience required. Experience with plesk as well as cpanel/whm required.
I look forward to hearing from you.