Move and migrate servers and server farms (Search Server 2008)
Updated: April 2, 2009
Applies To: Microsoft Search Server 2008
Topic Last Modified: 2009-02-23
This topic contains the information that is required to help you select and plan hardware and software changes to your Microsoft Search Server 2008 deployment. There are three specific paths that you can take to change a farm:
Move Use the procedures for moving your farm or components when you are changing to different hardware. For example, use these procedures if you move to computers that have faster processors or larger hard disks.
Migrate Use the procedures for migrating your farm or components when you are changing to a different platform or operating system. For example, use these procedures if you change from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008.
Upgrade Use the procedures for upgrading your farm or components when you are changing to a different version of Search Server 2008.
The following examples can help you understand the differences between moving, migrating, and upgrading:
The following article provides information to help you migrate your Search Server 2008 farm, databases, and other components:
ConceptsOperations for Search Server 2008
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Working with federation (Search Server 2008)
Protecting and restoring the farm (Search Server 2008)
Change the Indexer Performance setting (Search Server 2008)
White paper: Backing up Search Server 2008 by using System Center Data Protection Manager
Maintaining databases (Search Server 2008)