Moving server to new host

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Wed Aug 29 07:06:31 UTC 2007

Kenneth Porter wrote:

>I want to move DHCP from one host to another on my LAN. Is it sufficient to
>stop the old server, move the config and lease file, and then bring up the
>server on the new host? Any gotchas to worry about?

No. The only issue is that all the clients will initially try to 
contact the server at the old IP address - but when this fails they 
will broadcast a request and will then get a response from the new 
server. This should happen before the client runs out of lease time 
and so no-one should notice.

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