Migrating a WebFlow setup to a new server


Preparations by the client 

  1. Make sure that the hardware is prepared and installed with Windows as required. The same networkshares as on the old server should be set up with the same paths. 
  2. If InDesign Server, Pitstop Server or other applications are to be updated, make sure a new licence is available. InDesign Server can be bought by WebProof. Contact us for prices. 
  3. Make sure that WebProof has access to the new server. We prefer to use TeamViewer. 

Update process by WebProof 

  1. The old server will run in parallel while the new server is prepared and set up. 
  2. WebProof installs WebFlow, related software and the setup. 
  3. WebProof tests the new setup locally. 

Switch to new server 

  1. Production is paused (for approximately 2 hours). During this period, server-related functions can’t be used (like InDesign Server Upload and InDesign Corrections). WebProof cloud can be used as usual (like navigating, sticky note comments, setup management etc.). 
  2. WebProof tests the live system. 
  3. After WebProof has approved the new setup, the client will test all usual server-related functions (like InDesign Server Upload, InDesign Corrections, Error statuscodes/Error logs, Pitstop Preflight Error statuscodes/Attached reports). Once the client has approved the new setup, then production can begin on the new server. 
  • Note: If any issues are found with the new server setup, production will continue on the old server while the new server is fixed. 

We recommend that the old server setup remains as a backup for 2 weeks until it can be established that the new server is stable.

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