How to migrate gmail for domain to new droplet with minimum downtime?

April 11, 2016 741 views
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I have old droplet with MX and A-records for my domain. Now, I have launched new droplet and I need to move A and MX-records. How to do that with minimum downtime for Google Mail for domain?

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In order to change your MX and A records, you'll need to use our DNS settings, explained in this guide: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-a-host-name-with-digitalocean

This may take a short time to propagate, depending on the time to live (TTL) settings for your domain. If your previous droplet is still running at the older address that the MX and A record is pointing to, you should experience minimal downtime, as your DNS settings will be going from one active server to another.

This article explains how to manage your DNS records using the DigitalOcean Control Panel and can help you decide if DigitalOcean's DNS management tools are right for your situation.
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