Test Evault on new Hardware after data being copied from old server
I'm in the process of building new hardware (windows 2008 64bit) for one of my EV servers (win 2003 32bit, Ev8Sp5), so it can be shipped to a new location. New EV server will have a temp name and same drive letters (I may have to move one or two vault stores to another drive letter) while being configured. Once configured and shipped to new location, server will be renamed to current EV server and current server will be shut down. My current EV server will be in backup mode so no changes can be made to the vault stores and indexes (archiving and journaling services stopped as well) while all the data is copied to the new server. Before shipping my new hardware I would like to test that EV will be functional on new server when it arrives in new location. I would like to take my current EV server online, rename new EV server to current server, make changes to SQL table for location of new vault stores, and run the Ev configuration to verify it will come online and I'm able to open archived mail. If everything checks out, I will rename new server back to temp name, revert changes to SQL table, and bring old server back online. Does this seem feasible or to test my new hardware prior to me shipping it to my new location?
Sorry if this isn't 100% clear