What are the pitfalls of moving old windows server to a new location in the computer room?

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what are the pitfalls of moving old windows server to a new location in the computer room?

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If it is going to stay on the same VLAN and keep the same IP there are no pitfalls. Will it be keeping these the same?

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  • J10
    It will be the same VLAN and IP address. Should I be concern about old drives? Will moving those old boxes could cause "mechanical" problems?
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  • CharlieBrowne
    No it should not cause any mechanical problems.
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  • J10
    thank you.
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  • carlosdl
    "No it should not cause any mechanical problems." Hate to say this, but it could. A couple of years back we needed to move an old server which had been running uninterruptedly for a long time. We shut it down for at most 10 minutes and when we tried to power it up it didn't start. The reason ? The hard disk failed. So, if it is a critical server you might want to (and should) be prepared in case something goes wrong.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    One thing is very necessary, that I think, Whatever u do, before doing anything with the server, u should take all necessary backups including registry, important data, AD and whatever u think that r necessary.... Without taking proper backup, it may fatal for the server. Thanks--
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  • Denny Cherry
    Just make sure that you have backups before you power down the system in case of a failure.
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