[CentOS] Moving the Home dir to new server
Arun K. Khan
knura at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 2 14:42:27 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 15:06 -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
> 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
How big is this file? -z would have also compressed it. Alternately,
> Is there a simple way to move the /home directory? And the non-system
> users in the password and group files?
1. sort and extract the non-system users/groups from the
respective /etc files passwd/shadow/group. scp the delta files
to new system and append them to the respective files there.
2. scp/rsync /home/ (from old system) to /home (new system) see man
scp/rsync. Note options for compression and sym links.
3. Ensure file/dir ownership at /home. If need be use "chown -R
<userid>: on <userid>/"
The above is off the cuff :)
-- Arun Khan (knura at yahoo dot com)
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