[CentOS] Moving files to new server

Thomas E Dukes edukes at alltel.net
Sun Mar 5 15:20:43 UTC 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Chris Mauritz
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 10:08 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Moving files to new server
> 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....).
> Cheers,

I can put both online but have never used rsync nor dump.  The old pc is
old! A P3-450, 18GB HD.  The new one is a P4-3.0Ghz with 1GB ram.  The way
CentOS will do the partitions will probably be different than from the old,
especially the SWAP.  The old system has been upgraded numerous times since
RedHat 8.0.  I like the idea of a fresh install but want to make sure I have
everything working on the new without missing something I installed on the
old one.

Decisions, decisions.............


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