[CentOS] Moving files to new server
Thomas E Dukes
edukes at alltel.net
Sun Mar 12 01:19:36 UTC 2006
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Sudev Barar
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Moving files to new server
> On 12/03/06, Thomas E Dukes <edukes at alltel.net> wrote:
> > The rsync works fine. I used it to copy /home /var and /etc to the
> > new server. But something went wrong. I think I copied
> something in
> > /etc I shouldn't have. The system won't mount the drive. I am
> > currently re-installing CentOS.
> > Any idea of what I SHOULDN'T copy?
> I would not copy /etc since it stores all setting files. Most
> likely it is /etc/fsatb file that is creating problems as
> your new system is looking for drives/partitions/lables that
> probably do not exists or are named differently on new system.
> I would be selective in coprying /var too.
That was my thinking also. I made a backup copy of /etc/fstab but it would
not let me overwrite the fstab that was copied. Unfortunately, I need most
of the config files in that directory and sub-directories. Knowing which
ones to copy and not to copy could be a very lengthy experience.
What should I be careful about coping in /var?
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