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balug:dreamhost_exodus Exodus

Leaving hosting


  • [done] verify have all www data
  • [done] also get robots.txt
  • [done] get/verify mysql dump (PhpNuke)


  • [done 2017-08-17] off physical host: get at least one quite full current set backed up
  • [done 2017-08-21] off-site: get at least one quite full current set backed up

Email Migrations

  • [done] MTA accepts for @{{temp,lists}.,}, [done]: "aliases" or equivalent and DNS, ("aliases", or equivalent functionality)

List Migrations

  • [done] (fully migrated off of hosting; follow-through bits and details: List Migrations


  • [done] stage DNS data for activation on nameservers
  • [done] Before switch, catch up on relevant changes on, e.g. web pages (as those may not be so visible or reliably seen, or have automagic/manual rsync available while transition is in progress, etc.)
  • [done] Notifications - let BALUG-Announce know before and/or after we pull the big DNS switcharoo (particularly with TTLs and such, might be some glitches from time of switch until things have settled past the relevant TTLs)
  • [done] activate DNS changes on nameservers
  • [done] activate DNS changes (delegation) with registrar


  • [done] "SSL"/TLS cert(s) for (combine with and - no SNI on SMTP)
  • [done] install for HTTPS and SMTP (STARTTLS)


  • [done] When completed, notify Michael Hubbard
balug/dreamhost_exodus.txt · Last modified: 2021-03-09T05:56:15+0000 by michael_paoli