[CentOS] Moving files to new server

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Sun Mar 5 15:46:42 UTC 2006

lnthai2002 at aim.com wrote:
>   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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> Wow, i never heard about rsync. What's that?


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