[CentOS] Moving files to new server

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Sun Mar 5 15:07:35 UTC 2006

Thomas E Dukes wrote:
> Hello,
> I am getting a new computer and am going to need to move the files from the
> old to the new.  What is the best way to do this?
> Should I install CentOS from scratch on the new computer then move the
> directories I need?  How do I maintain permissions if this is the best way?

If you have the luxury of having both machines online at the same time, 
why not just use the easy way out and use rsync?  Or as someone else 
suggested, you could physically attach the new drive to the old computer 
and copy the data to to it with any number of tools (tar/dump/cp/etc....).


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