[CentOS] Moving files to new server

Thomas E Dukes edukes at alltel.net
Sun Mar 12 17:17:59 UTC 2006


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Les Mikesell
> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:33 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: RE: [CentOS] Moving files to new server
> On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 20:32, Thomas E Dukes wrote:
> > I think the 'fresh' install of CentOS created an LVM 
> filesystem which 
> > I don't have on the old machine.  I copied /etc passwd, 
> groups, shadow 
> > and gshadow as you suggested in a previous post about a week ago.  
> > That worked fine.  I copied /home, /var, /root using rsync -avz.  I 
> > think /etc got me, specifically /etc/fstsb.  I made a copy 
> of fstab on 
> > the new machine but it wouldn't let me copy back over it after the 
> > transfer.  I'll be sure not to do that again.  But I'm 
> going to need 
> > /etc/httpd, /etc/sendmail, etc, etc, etc...  (no pun intended).
> Yes, /etc/fstab would be much different on a new LVM based 
> install than an old install with version-level upgrades.  
> Likewise for many other config files.  You should probably 
> copy the old files over to some other location on the new 
> machine, diff against the default versions and edit in the 
> parts you need.  Otherwise you may be missing some new 
> settings or different defaults that have been added to the 
> new versions.


Thanks everyone!!

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