I have Fedora 16 - based server (file, MySQL, Web, SVN) that I am going to replace with a bigger machine. I plan to reinstall Fedora from scratch (with the help of
rpm -qa). I am concerned that I am going to leave something important. Obviously, I am going to copy /home and /etc directories. But, for example, SVN database is in /var/svn, while MySQL is in /var/lib/mysql. I am concerned that I am going to miss some important runtime files. Can anybody point to some migration checklist for common packages?
Over time I also put additional help to
usr/share/docs but I don't know how whether it's easier to backup and restore, or simply install from scratch.
I read this post and several others, but it deals mainly with how to move linux without reinstalling. I'd rather reinstall (and I plan to make a few changes anyway), but I won't have both machines for more than a few hours - so backing up everything important is my main question.