[CentOS] Updating/Backing Up Server

Wed Feb 1 19:30:35 UTC 2012
Ken godee <ken at perfect-image.com>

> Matt wrote:
>> I am slowly migrating the data etc off an old CentOS32 4.x server to a
>> new CentOS64 5.x server.  The old server only has 15Gbyte of its hard
>> drive in use.  Is there an easy/safe way to copy the entire contents
>> of old server root directory to a directory on the new server for
>> future reference?  Most of the data is various test files, perl
>> scripts, etc. scattered all over.
> tar?

If possible, save and install old drive into new server and
mount when/if you need something.