To handle the vast amount of data a high specification Dell server was purchased. One of our IT Technicians then installed Microsoft Hyper V (virtual technology) and configured the server builds operating systems. Following the configuration, our IT Specialists used a local Active Directory to set up Azure AD Connect to sync with TFS’s Azure AD cloud service.
Our IT specialists then installed a vanilla server operating system. The installation and migration of the database and web application were coordinated between TFS’s development team and CCS IT Solutions’ team.
As the project was client-facing, and in live production, uptime was a high priority. To ensure minimum downtime, the process of planning, configuring and testing the migrated data was planned over a couple of months before being meticulously executed.
Once all servers had been migrated the old server was set up to use Hyper V replication. This effectively creates frequent snapshots of the live production environment. In the event of hardware failure, the live server with the replicated version can be recalled.