If there are two words that can cause the most veteran AIX systems administrator to spontaneously develop ulcers, it is these: server migration. If you've ever experienced the joy of shipping a server to a new location, trying to clone a production system down to the minutiae onto beefier hardware, or timing how to shut down and bring up a new box when a customer provides only 10 minutes of downtime, you know exactly how much fun a server migration can be. It makes Indiana Jones’ ...

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