Currently the server is in Australia and will be moving an XF site to a server in the US. The database is 400meg and the "internal_data" folder is 1.4gig. The rest of the site files add up to about 150meg.
The upload rate I get to the US server is only about 150kb/s so it is going to take quite a few hours to do it which means the site will have to be closed down for that amount of time.
The database at 400meg is going to be a headache in not only uploading it but to then import it into a new one...I have previously used MySQLDumper due to the size of the import...all this is going to take some time to do.
The general files is nothing and can be done whilst the site is open as these don't change or get added to but the database and the internal_data folder will be the killers in time.
Any suggestions on how I can minimise the down time of my site to do the migration...thanks