I was just wondering: if it takes 24hours (which I know it does) to transfer the files from the old server to the new server, with all the backup software and smart coders out there, why couldn't one do a backup off the old server say 48 hours ahead of time and then do an incremental backup to the new server at cut over time? Those full transfers take too long and the incrementals fly.

This is too obvious so I assume there is a good reason.

I hate to be down for 24 hours; it won't kill me for sure, but it's a long time. That's how long the last upgrade had my site off line.

Just bitchin' a little. Dathorn is a great place to be.

Thanks and regards, Felipe