[CentOS] Moving files to new server

edukes at alltel.net edukes at alltel.net
Sat Mar 11 15:47:05 UTC 2006

> From: "Thomas E Dukes" <edukes at alltel.net>
> Date: 2006/03/11 Sat AM 08:40:41 EST
> To: "'CentOS mailing list'" <centos at centos.org>
> Subject: RE: [CentOS] Moving files to new server
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Les Mikesell
> > Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 1:01 PM
> > To: CentOS mailing list
> > Subject: RE: [CentOS] Moving files to new server
> > 
> > Version-level upgrades are always a bad idea because they can 
> > leave old stuff around.  I'd recommend taking this 
> > opportunity to clean things up with a fresh install and only 
> > copy over the contents of the home directories and any ftp or 
> > web sites that might be set up.  Bring the new machine up 
> > with a different IP and name at first, then copy over things 
> > and configure it to match the old one, keeping a log of 
> > anything you have to do that isn't completely obvious.
> > You can copy files with 'scp file newmachine:/path' or 
> > directories or files with:
> > rsync -av -essh source newmachine:/path/to/target.
> > Copy over /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group, /etc/gshadow 
> > and rsync the /home directory and any directories containing 
> > web or ftp sites.  
> Hello,
> The new server is in and I am about to attempt the file transfers.  I have
> NEVER attempted this and want to do it right the first time.
> Reading the man pages for cp and scp it looks as if the -a switches are
> different.  Are they?  I want/am going to transfer files/directories across
> the local network.  Should I work from the new machine or the old?  What
> files are machine dependent?  In other words, what files, if any, should not
> be copied because of hardware differences?
> Sorry for all the seemingly stupid questions but as I said, I have never
> undertaken this before.

Still need an answer to my question.  In deleting in user who's system has gone crazy that responded to my post, pls don't delete my thread.


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