I have a deployed rails app that has been running for several months on
I’m moving everything to a different ISP in the next couple days.
What is the easiest way to duplicate the production database on the new
server? How careful do I need to be about major/minor version numbers
on the mysql server software on both ends? The destination VPS is a new
Centos5 install, so is quite probably a little newer across
the board than the almost a year old source VPS. Sorry I didn’t have
the actual version numbers handy while I wrote this.
The data being moved is just from a social networking type site, not
accounting or something where the world would come tumbling down if
there are a few minor differences after the transition.
Other than the database, getting all the necessary gems installed, and
getting the new Capistrano recipe setup right, is there anything else I
haven’t thought of that is lurking there to bite me?
Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom before I tackle this thing.