OWW BioMicro Server Switch
- prepare new machine (MySQL, mediawiki, Apache, backup scripts)
- submit request to point openwetware.mit.edu alias to new IP address (~24 hrs)
- change A record for openwetware.com/org (@yahoo) to new IP address (~24hrs)
- freeze the current wiki (no write access)
- after DNS changes have propagated, replicate the wiki to the new machine
- unfreeze the wiki on new machine
Another option is to give away model.mit.edu alias and associated IP; transition can then be done virtually without downtime.