[CentOS] Moving files to new server
Thomas E Dukes
edukes at alltel.net
Sun Mar 12 01:37:16 UTC 2006
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> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Sudev Barar
> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 8:30 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:
> > > On 12/03/06, Thomas E Dukes <edukes at alltel.net> wrote:
> > > > 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?
> > >
> > > I would not copy /etc since it stores all setting files.
> Most likely
> > > it is /etc/fsatb file that is creating problems as your
> new system
> > > is looking for drives/partitions/lables that probably do
> not exists
> > > or are named differently on new system.
> > >
> > > I would be selective in coprying /var too.
> > That was my thinking also. I made a backup copy of
> /etc/fstab but it
> > would not let me overwrite the fstab that was copied.
> > I need most of the config files in that directory and
> > Knowing which ones to copy and not to copy could be a very
> lengthy experience.
> Can you rebuild the new machine? If you can then make sure
> that the orders of partitions is same as the old one and so
> are the lables and drive is also same (hda or hdb or sda...),
> variations in size should not be problem.
I noticed that a fresh install of CentOS uses LVM. If I remember correctly,
I had a /boot and a 2 - LVM's. My old system doesn't use that. I didn't
see an option in the install process that would let me do otherwise (the old
> Alternatively (and much better) why not edit the fstab file
> instead of overwriting? This is best done with something like
> Knoppix boot and not with running OS.
I did an install of Redhat _years_ ago and have only had to upgrade. I
never had to use this feature. I don't have a clue what it is.
Guess I'm screwed.........
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