[CentOS] Moving files to new server

Thomas E Dukes edukes at alltel.net
Sun Mar 12 01:08:57 UTC 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Sudev Barar
> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:32 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> 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
re-installing CentOS.

Any idea of what I SHOULDN'T copy?


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