Rebuilding node


Brian Alexander
 

I’m rebuilding a node’s computer and trying to keep the old node computer as available as possible. For various reasons, it’s not possible to put the new machine in place in one step. Is it possible to test the new machine after reinstalling from backup from the old machine after using the disable command on the old machine? Then, if necessary, bring down the new machine for fine tuning while bringing up the old machine? (Basically switching computers back and forth until the new machine is in a satisfactory state.)

Powering down the old node computer is not feasible, as it is at a remote location and would require a visit to power up.

Brian VA3AZA


David Cameron - IRLP
 

That is no issue. If the same key is on both for too long, the key will get pulled because it will be showing from two IP addresses and constantly swapping back and forth between the two systems.

For testing over a few days, not a big deal.

Dave Cameron
VE7LTD

On 29/11/2020 1:46 p.m., Brian Alexander via groups.io wrote:
I’m rebuilding a node’s computer and trying to keep the old node computer as available as possible. For various reasons, it’s not possible to put the new machine in place in one step. Is it possible to test the new machine after reinstalling from backup from the old machine after using the disable command on the old machine? Then, if necessary, bring down the new machine for fine tuning while bringing up the old machine? (Basically switching computers back and forth until the new machine is in a satisfactory state.)

Powering down the old node computer is not feasible, as it is at a remote location and would require a visit to power up.

Brian VA3AZA