I am working on building new 2013 farm. How do I handle URL because in DNS it can only be routed to one server? Any good article or steps on this can help me a lot.
Thank you very much in advance.
Lot of people work with temporary URLs on the new farm (e.g.
http://portal-2013.company.local). I am not a fan of this method, as i have seen lots of trouble when changing from temporary URL to final URL during go-live.
I prefer to set up the new farm with the same URL as the old farm. To get things to work, I add all SharePoint URLs with new IP-Addresses to the HOSTS-File on all servers and test-clients. This makes testing more challenging, as you cannot access the new farm on any client.
Its depend the how you migrating the database attach method or 3rd party tool,also how big is your migration window ( also how much data).
Two popular Method being used
I followed the method 1, its worked for me all the time as all my migration within one window and SharePoint 2013 was a fresh farm( no old customer data over there). i had no hard-coded URLs because hard-coded url breaks in test migration.