I have tricky situation (for me at least) that I have not been in before.
We are going to take over a customers hosting of Magento, the domain and the emails (only one email).
This is something we do usually with websites, but I have never done it for a Magento. Moving one that is not online, no problem. But the issue I'm thinking about is actually moving on that is online, meaning that if I for example take a copy of the webshop at 08.00 and get it up on another server at 09.00 there will be one hour gap, between the versions.
The only solution I see here is to take the webshop offline while we're moving it. Meaning that it would be offline for 2-4 hours or more.
Is there a smoother way to do this?
I was thinking about another option as well. Taking it offline while coping the ftp and mysql to another server, and then make the current registrar point to the new server.
Any suggestion how other people doing while a webshop is online to keep up everything fresh?