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Server Cloning and Application Environment Cloning - Checklist and Template

Table of Contents

I1 -Introduction, Background and Instructions how to use T1, T2, T3
I.1 - Summary.............................................4
I.2 - Background..........................................4
I.3 - Frequently Asked Questions..........................4
I.4 - Scope...............................................5
I.5 - Audience............................................5
I.6  Deliverables and How to Use this Templates..........6
I.7 - References to Related Topics........................7
I.7.1 - Data Sanitization.................................7
I.8 - Glossary............................................7
Template T1 - Request Form for a new Environment or Server Clone
T1.1 - Request Status.....................................4
T1.2 - General Requirements for the Clone.................5
T1.2.1 - Purpose of the Cloned Environment................5
T1.2.2 - Server...........................................5
T1.3 - Data related Requirements..........................6
T1.3.1 - Data Source: The clone should be a copy of ......6
T1.3.2 - Data sanitization requirements ..................6
T1.3.3 - Which data are not or only partially cloned?.....7
T1.4 - Auditing Requirements..............................7
T1.5 - Operations Requirements for the cloned Environment.8
T1.6  Interfaces.........................................9
T1.6.1 - Background.......................................9
T1.6.2 - Popular interfaces (Examples)....................9
T1.6.3 - Interface Re-Configuration......................10
T1.7 - Costing and Resources - ..........................11
T1.7.1 - Licenses........................................11
T1.7.2 - Server..........................................11
T1.7.3 - Storage.........................................11
T1.7.4 - Internal Effort (and/or internal costs/charges) 
             related to this new environment:............11
Template T2 - Technical Analysis and Specifications for the Cloned Environment and for the Cloning Steps
T2.1 - Technical Differences between Source and Clone.....4
T2.2 - Software Differences between Source and Clone......4
T2.3 - Overview  Cloning Options for OS, Application 
                                  and Database............5
T2.4 - Data Volume and Data Transfer .....................6
T2.4.1 - Data Volume to be cloned.........................6
T2.4.2 - Data Volume and estimated transfer time:.........6
T2.4.3 - Data Transfer Method - Options ..................7
T2.4.4 - Selection of Data Transfer Method................7
T2.5 - Required Changes on Server / Operating System......8
T2.6 - Required Database Changes.........................10
T2.7  Required Application Changes......................13
T2.7.1 - Overview Configuration Details - Application ...13
T2.7.2  Scheduled Jobs..................................14
T2.7.3 - Interfaces......................................15

Template T3 - Sample Checklist with cloning steps
T3.1 - Weeks before starting the cloning..................4
T3.2 - Days before starting the cloning...................4
T3.3 - Steps within last 24 hours hours before 
        starting the copy / clone process ................5
T3.4 - Cloning Steps .....................................6
T3.5 - Steps after copying / full restore and before 
         connecting the server to the network.............6
T3.6 - Steps before starting the database.................7
T3.6.1 - Database Changes.................................7
T3.6.2 - Middle ware Changes..............................7
T3.6.3 - Application Changes..............................8
T3.7 - Steps after starting the database, 
                  before starting the application.........9
T3.7.1 - Database Changes.................................9
T3.7.2  Data Sanitization...............................10
T3.7.3  Middle Ware Changes.............................10
T3.7.4  Application Changes.............................10
T3.7.5  Interface Reconfiguration.......................10
T3.8 - Steps immediately after starting the application..11
T3.9  Sanity Testing....................................11
T3.10 Handover..........................................11