[CentOS] Moving files to new server

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Mon Mar 6 23:20:23 UTC 2006

Benjamin Smith wrote:
> I keep a file called "Migration Script" for each server. It's a list of 
> everything I had to install to operate everything on the server. Any time I 
> have to install or change the config on the server, I update this file as 
> well. Every 2 years or so, when I'm getting ready to set up a new server, I 
> review this file as I build a new system. 

I do this too.   I keep a detailed log of anything "special" I had to do 
at install time.  Then, as time goes by, anything that's done over and 
above a "yum update" gets an entry as well.  These files are invaluable 
when (inevitably years later) you need to update/move/recover the 
machine in a "forced march" scenario.  Fortunately, these days I've got 
some whippersnappers to do most of this for me, but when I occasionally 
get stuck fixing something due to someone being out on holiday or sick, 
these things are life savers.  Highly recommended practice!!!  8-)


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