DNS Setup for Rackspace Cloud Sites to Cloud Server Migration is One of the Dangerous Point to Easily Get Lost. Here are Some Tips. We already discussed the server related technical parts in the Rackspace Cloud Sites to Cloud Server Migration Guide. DNS Setup for Rackspace Cloud Sites to Cloud Server Migration is very dangerous if you do not know what are the risks and take precaution beforehand.
DNS Setup for Rackspace Cloud Sites to Cloud Server Migration : Pack up to Server Long Before
Have not we said that, it is mandatory to delete your own data from any Cloud Computing Platform before you leave it? But, here is some important points to note in the steps of how we will delete and proceed properly. Otherwise for unmanaged server, you will end up with Paying for Cloud Sites and Managed Cloud Server. Actually, when Rackspace launched OpenStack, they introduced the Cloud DNS. Older sites DNS related data were copied in a scripted manner. If you delete a website from Rackspace Cloud Sites Control Panel, it automatically deletes the Cloud DNS too. That is great.
But, the bug or whatever I do not know; it happened with me ==> if you think to delete the website from Rackspace Cloud Sites and later add the DNS record via Cloud DNS, you will do a big mistake. Cloud DNS will not allow to add the domain for several weeks. You will feel like in a jail.
Steps for DNS Setup for Rackspace Cloud Sites to Cloud Server Migration
So, first we will keep screenshots, copied data etc. for one domain from Cloud DNS and delete the domain from Cloud DNS first. Then we will go to Rackspace Cloud Sites and Delete the Website. As a final Step, we will add that domain from Cloud DNS freshly – it will work without any issue. So what will happen in this time for a busy website? Will it remain offlne? Or in case you have wrongly deleted the Website from Rackspace Cloud Sites before and getting this kind of false warning :
I believe, this is issue of Rackspace Cloud Sites itself not of Cloud DNS as I wrongly deleted one website a year back and it took a lot of time to allow me to it add again! We will follow the same method we described in our guide How to Make DNS Propagation Faster and Save From DNS Hijacking. Using any Third Party DNS service will escape you from this situation. There is probably cached data of DNS on the same Network that basically creates the issue. DNS Setup is not easy to the most. If you are using Rackspace Cloud Sites Domain service (Click and Name), save all the credentials before, migrate the Email and then run trial with dummy subdomain first.