When I first set up my server, I wasn’t aware that the host name could not be changed after-the-fact, and following research, I have now realized that it would seem as the only means by which I can rename my server is via a complete reinstall.
I am attempting to do this with minimal down-time, and am looking for confirmation that the following ‘to-do’ list is comprehensive and I have not missed anything along the way. I will return to this post and update as I work through it so that others can benefit from this how-to.
As my step-by-step was 10,400 words long, I had to put it up on Google Docs, please feel free to put comments directly on the document itself. Available here: