[CentOS] Copying user accounts (passwords) to another server

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Wed Nov 29 13:36:10 UTC 2006

On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 01:31:48PM -0000, Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> I am doing a server swap out tomorrow and wondered if there was a utility
> that will copy user account details and their current passwords from one
> server to another (both CentOS 4) - there's only about 15 to do so it's not
> a major issue.

copy the relevant lines from /etc/passwd/, /etc/shadow, /etc/group, and
/etc/gshadow. (Actually, you can almost certainly ignore the last, but for

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