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Old 02-28-2008, 06:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I work at a secondary school and we are currently upgrading our server.
The company that are supplying the new hardware and sofware have also quoted 4 days for installation and migration of existining data and users to new server.
Does this seem a bit excessive to anyone I mean 4 days?? It's also at a cost of 550 per day does this also seem excessive?

I would really appreciate any help and opinions here to make sure we're not getting ripped off.
If any more info is needed just let me know!


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Depends on how much data/programs/settings then have to migrate that maybe just an estimated time. Working 8 hour days this will probably take 2 to 3 days on a medium to medium large network. I don't know how much money that is but in America I would pay no more then 100 dollars an hour even that is a little steep. But I would go with the vendor directly and have them send someone. When I put in my HP server HP sent sever and the tech together and they did all the work. Just my suggestions I have done this every time and never had any problems.

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I had no idea migration of data and users would take that long.
I was under the impression it would take a few hours.

Anyone else have any experience upgrading server and migrating data and the timeframe involved?
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