[CentOS] Moving the Home dir to new server

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Fri Sep 2 03:51:50 UTC 2005


Dave -

I am curious what is done in an environment with many users.

Todd

Dave wrote:

>On 9/1/05, Todd Cary <todd at aristesoftware.com> wrote:
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>>I have a new Centos installation that has an empty /home dir and there
>>are no users...just root.  I want to move the home directory from
>>another server to the new one.  At this time the old /home directory has
>>been tarred with "-prf".  That will keep permissions which could be a
>>problem.
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> I only have a few users on my machine. What I do is, use useradd or
>what not to create the users in the same order as the UID. Copy over
>the home dirs, moving the newlly created ones elsewhere. Then copy and
>paste the crypted password in the shadow file.
>
> You could paste the users from /etc/passwd shadow and group if you
>have a lot of users instead of creating the accounts.
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