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Moving in the Fast Lane: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Server Migration

Singley, Emily and Morse, Laura (2014) Moving in the Fast Lane: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Server Migration. In: ELUNA 2014, April 29 - May 2, 2014, Montreal.

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Abstract

This past January Harvard University migrated their Aleph v20 system from a physical Solaris server to a virtual Linux environment. This migration attempted a conversion to a "two-task" architecture: splitting the database server from the application server. The purpose of this migration was both to upgrade server hardware and to comply with Harvard's data confidentiality policies. In this session we will describe the challenges and opportunities encountered during this fast-paced hardware migration project, including the testing process, problems encountered, and lessons learned. This session may be of interest to any library considering a hardware migration.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Title:ELUNA 2014
Subjects:Aleph
Divisions:ELUNA Conference Proceedings
ID Code:1138
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Deposited On:10 Jun 2014 14:41
Last Modified:27 May 2016 21:07

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