Server Migration Services
16 Years and Counting.
When it comes to server migrations, we’ve seen it all. From crashes to recoveries, we pride ourselves in having the experience necessary to help you successfully migrate your business server, regardless of how it’s currently being managed.
We have clients that operate on the Microsoft Windows Server platform, with locally hosted servers, and others who have switched to cloud-based servers, as well as virtualized servers. That’s why we’ve created a team that’s determined and experienced enough to handle even the most complicated of server migrations. The technicians at Concise, have experience migrating to and from the following platforms:
- Locally hosted Microsoft Windows-based servers (Active Directory)
- File and Print Servers
- Active Directory Domain Controllers
- Dedicated Application Servers (for specific client applications, such as medical EMR software, Intuit QuickBooks, etc.)
- Hyper-V and VMWare-based Hypervisors
- Cloud-based servers
Utilizing a Network Attached Storage (NAS) for your file server? We have assisted clients with various leading NAS platforms, such as Synology, QNAP, and more! No matter the setup, we’re ready to help you with your server migration, so contact us today and let us help keep you online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will the server migration take?
It all depends upon the speed of the old server, the speed of your network, and the volume of data (or applications/programs) being transferred.
Q: How much downtime should we expect?
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the answer depends upon the amount of data being transferred, what operating system is on the older (source) server, and even on the time of day that the migration is being performed.
Q: What about server permissions?
It’s a very good idea to review your file permissions with us before a server migration. A security audit will show you which team members have access to which resources on your old server. It’s also important for the client to advise us on whether these permissions should be mirrored on the new server or modified to suit changing employee responsibilities.
Q: How quickly should we decommission the old server?
As a general rule, we like to have the old (source) server working in tandem for 1-2 weeks after the server migration to make sure everything has safely transferred (FSMO roles, etc.). We always want to ensure that the active directory is in good health and nothing is missing before decommissioning the old server.