Thanks for posting.
Can you verify which server version you are moving to new hardware? I know you listed 8.5, but 8.5 only had FileMaker Pro product. Was this Server 8, 9, 10?
I will try to gather up some documentation specific to that version.
Thank you for your reply.
The server version is 'FileMaker Server 8'
Thanks for the clarification!
Here is the FileMaker Server 8 Administrator's Guide listed on the FileMaker website (Product Documentation):
I would suggest going over Chapter 2: Migrating FileMaker Server from the previous version. Please note that this section provides steps for which files and locations you want to save for FileMaker Server 7. However, this information is still applicable to FileMaker Server 8. Just think of any reference to the Filemaker Server 7 as your current FileMaker Server 8 installation.
Chapter 3 will cover how to install FileMaker Server 8 (which you will do on your new machine).
Chapter 4 will cover how to host the database files.
Chapter 5 will cover how to configure your FileMaker Server 8.
Chapter 6 will cover how you will administer your FileMaker Server 8.
Hope this helps!
I will do a test migration this weekend and ley you know how I get on......