We are about to migrate from a dedicated server (CentOS 6.2) at GoGrid (housed in their data center in San Francisco) which has 9 domains/virtual servers managed with VirtualMin/WebMin, to Linode (Ubunty 14.04 LTS) at their Hurricane Electric 2 data center in Fremont.
We plan to put one domain on a separate "linode" instance, another domain on another "linode" instance and third linode "instance (with more HD space) will hold the other 7 domains.
My developer in Brazil (who also uses your products) said that for this set up: three different linodes, where we have no intention of doing more later, that we really do not need CloudMin. I just wanted to confirm that Cloud Min really doesn't "get us anything"
I think the process is still the same for migration, whether we have CloudMin or not, we have to use VirtualMin to back up the site on the machine in SF, then on the new cloud instance in Fremont we "restore" ... Can VirtualMin do this "remote-between-to-different-hosts" job? Or would it help to use CloudMin. There was a suggestion on the forums here that since we are moving from CentOS to Ubuntu, that we might not want to migrate the virtualMin settings for the sites.
We own a 10 domain license, but since you don't support a license across different cloud instances, I'm told I will need to install VirtualMin GPL on the two instances that only have a single domain. Please confirm. Never having done this before I'm a bit at a loss. trying to make it as pain free as possible but a bit concerned about the "upgrade" to Ubuntu and possibly newer versions of PHP an MySQL.
My plan would be to spin up the "big" Linode instance... install our current VirtualMin on there (can I do that when it is also on the original server?) and then let VirtualMin do all the app layer updates and installations.
Any advice on how best to proceed will be much appreciated.