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This is an old revision of the document! Exodus

Leaving hosting


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

Email Migrations

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

List Migrations

  • [remaining: old archives,, miscellaneous follow-through] details: List Migrations


  • [partially/mostly staged] stage DNS data for activation on nameservers
  • [pending] 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.)
  • [pending] Notifications - let BALUG-Announce know before 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)
  • [blocked by other migration competions first] activate DNS changes on nameservers
  • [blocked by other migration competions first] activate DNS changes (delegation) with registrar


  • [blocked by DNS migration] "SSL"/TLS cert(s) for (combine with and - no SNI on SMTP)
  • [blocked by obtaining cert(s)] install for HTTPS and SMTP (STARTTLS)


  • [pending] get at least one quite full current set not only backed up, but at least one copy rotated off-site (we do rather thorough and fairly regular backups, but offsite-rotations aren't quite as frequent - do have one coming up shortly, want to be sure we have relevant stuff backed up and also rotated off-site - would be a lot of work lost if site disaster were to strike before off-site rotation including all that resent work)


  • [blocked by pending completions] When completed, notify Michael Hubbard
balug/dreamhost_exodus.1503069835.txt.bz2 · Last modified: 2017-08-18T15:23:55+0000 by michael_paoli