[CentOS] Moving files to new server
Thomas E Dukes
edukes at alltel.net
Sun Mar 12 01:08:57 UTC 2006
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Sudev Barar
> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:32 PM
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> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Moving files to new server
> On 12/03/06, Thomas E Dukes <edukes at alltel.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> man rsync
> rsync -avzP -e ssh ipoldserver:/path/to/directory /path/to
> Will do a good job of moving / backing up even ".*" files (Hidden
> files) On source it is /path/to/directory and on target is is
> /path/to the directory is cretaed on target along with all
> subdirectories. If you run it from old server you can
> rsync -avzP -e ssh /path/to/directory ipnewserver:/path/to
> Also if for any reason you have to kill rsync in between (
> power off or run out for quicky ;-) or ...) restart when you
> are back and it will continue from where you let off.
Thanks for your response!
The rsync works fine. I used it to copy /home /var and /etc to the new
server. But something went wrong. I think I copied something in /etc I
shouldn't have. The system won't mount the drive. I am currently
Any idea of what I SHOULDN'T copy?
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