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1. Is it as simple as copying all of the scripts and simply changing the links to point to a different server?
 
Are you referring to external links pointing to your server? Instead of changing those links, a better approach would be to modify your DNS record to point to the new server's IP address, or to exchange the IP addresses of the two servers.
 
If you are referring to links on static html files and scripts on the servers themselves, then you should really not be using fully qualified URLs (use absolute and relative URLs instead). For details please refer to the Locating and Addressing Scripts topic in the documentation. 
 
2. Is there any reason that I can't keep both servers running until I'm sure the new one is working properly?
 
No reason at all. In fact, I recommend it.
 
3.  I'm currently in VFP 7 SP 1 for development. I own VFP 9 and intend to migrate eventually. Would I be better off installing 7 or 9 on the new server? I do very little VFP work on the server itself so it doesn't seem like it should matter if I install VFP 9 on the web server even though I'm still developing and installing my desktop applications in VFP 7.
 
You could install FoxWeb for VFP 9 and us it on the new server, but I recommend that you do some testing before pointing real users to it. There are some minor compatibility issues with regard to the SQL behavior.
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Sent by Jeff Grippe on 05/21/2009 01:28:03 PM:
Hi, Thanks for the help.

I need to change servers. I will be moving from one Window 2003 Standard server to a different one running the same OS (although with more memory and better network resources).

Both servers have public IP address and I own enough licenses to host both the old and new server.

Question 1.

Is it as simple as copying all of the scripts and simply changing the links to point to a different server?

Question 2.

Is there any reason that I can't keep both servers running until I'm sure the new one is working properly?

Question 3.

I'm currently in VFP 7 SP 1 for development. I own VFP 9 and intend to migrate eventually. Would I be better off installing 7 or 9 on the new server? I do very little VFP work on the server itself so it doesn't seem like it should matter if I install VFP 9 on the web server even though I'm still developing and installing my desktop applications in VFP 7.

Thank you for all your help.

Regards,
Jeff Grippe
Hilldun Corporation
Contented FoxWeb Developer