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Migrating an installation to new hardware. See also /cloning

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How to migrate my encrypted passwords to my new laptop

I'm using pass to store my password. Passwords are stored in ~/.password-store. This has been working for 10 years, but now I have a new laptop. I'm trying to migrate the passwords by copying what I ...
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Wordpress migration on Ubuntu with no or minimal downtime

As part of a customer project I have to migrate a wordpress (WP) installation from one digital ocean droplet to a different one. I consider to execute tests of the target system AFTER update of the ...
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ZFS: Best Practices for Restructuring multiple pools with encrypted datasets at once

High Level Description So I currently have a convoluted ZFS setup and want to restructure it, reusing some of the existing hardware. I know that the recommended way of doing something like this is to ...
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Unmount root from /boot partition? trying to fstransform /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root

I am trying to transform /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root from xfs to ext4 using fstransform on my CentOS 7 VM. This is needed for a migration from another Centos 7 VM. The issue I am facing is the root ...
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How to Upgrade CentOS 7.x to RHEL 8.x by disconnected method or without subscription and how?

I have a CentOS distribution and I want to migrate/ Upgrade it in RHEL 7 but I don't have a subscription so, it can be possible to migrate it without subscription.
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Migration of a working Debian 11 system to another

Assume I have two Debian 11 systems. System A with custom application setup. etc. And a vanilla system B. Now I would like to transfer the whole setup from A to B. I found some links, where users ...
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How to clone / move entire Fedora installation onto larger disk with minimal changes to the system?

Scenario I have an SSD in my computer (250GiB), with both /boot and ///home partitions on it. I'd like to move that into a new M.2 NVME drive which is much larger (1TiB). The distro I'm using is ...
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How to backup VM from bhyve and migrate it to KVM?

I am stuck here and can not find information about migrating Windows and Linux/Unix vm's to KVM. Doing it with zfs is inefficient, because it will transfer the whole disk space, which can be more than ...
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Port 22 closed after migrating users

I have 2 AWS EC2 instances with RHEL 6 and 8 respectively. I followed this procedure to migrate all the users from the oldest server to the new one. In the process I had to delete some lines from all ...
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Mounting Entire Container into a Directory

I am trying to mount my entire docker debian container into /home/admin/main directory of my vps as a backup and migration solution but I get an error. Command Used sudo docker run -ditv /home/admin/...
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Is this a safe way to migrate my data to a new computer?

I recently bought a new laptop and I would like to migrate to it with as little hassle as possible. I don't want to do a fresh install since I have made various tweaks to my current setup for things ...
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Categorizing Debian Linux VPS

I like to Categorize or Divide one Debian VPS for different Tasks and Testing. For Example two Apache Web Servers with no any connection between both. Something like installing apache2 web server only ...
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Migrating away from apt-key adv

I have quite some scripts that are still using the apt-key adv command. And I know this command is deprecated. And soon becoming unable to use. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Debian 11 is the last ...
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Migrating user IMAP files/data to another hard drive/server

Due to a machine crash, I need to move my mail server to another host. This includes user IMAP, but as the old server is not accessible I can't just drag and drop in an imap client application like ...
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Need utility to measure lock contention and thread Migration Rate

I Know it is trivial question but I searched several days for a utility to measure lock contention and thread migration rate but no luck.
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Accept both MD5 and SHA512 hashes is /etc/shadow

recently upgraded debian server with many users to a recent version. The old server used MD5 password hashes (the shadow passwords begin with $1$) and new one is configured to use SHA-512. I want to ...
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Would I be able to move my Linux OS from a USB stick to my computer's hard drive?

The point is, I want to gradually migrate my data and workflows to Linux without compromising the hard drive's space. I thought I could install Linux to a thumb drive, install apps and whatnot, and, ...
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Migrate multi-boot system to larger disk without reinstalling

I want to replace my system drive with a larger one and would prefer not to reinstall the main OS (OpenSUSE) or, even though seldom used, Windows. Installing Windows and Suse would take seemingly ...
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How to remove Fedora (and all its programmes), keep its users and install Ubuntu instead?

So my old fedora 28 has a core I do not like, and an old version I do not enjoy. Its update is not possible due to tons of errors. So how to remove Fedora and its core (and all its programmes), keep ...
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How to switch from one process to another process and kill the first process

I have the following scenario, I have two programs running one in the background and one in front. The back program is doing some stuff for the front program. once the back program has done the ...
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Migrating Linux from SSD to SSD, with only 1 NVMe slot

Currently, I have Windows and Ubuntu Linux set up on my 128 GB NVMe SSD. I'm planning on getting a 500 GB SSD, but since I only have one NVMe slot, I'm getting a USB adapter for it. I'm going to copy ...
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Migration to Debian Stretch ask about 'Wheezy'

There was Debian Jessie on server and I tried to migrate it to Debian Stretch. I want to upgrade our server to actual version of Debian. The command sudo apt-get update give me errors: Err http://...
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procedure with multipath and lvm - migrating to new storage array

I have an older redhat (5) server that needs to have 9 array filesystems moved to a new array. I'm seeking some assistance on the best way of doing this and how the process works. The data is being ...
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Moving Linux OS and all the connected HDDs/SSDs to a new computer (same architecture x64, different socket)

I need to migrate my entire system (Ubuntu OS and all the connected HDDs/SSDs) to a new PC. The old one has an Intel CPU and the new one an AMD Ryzen socket AM4, so of course all the hardware will be ...
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Copy VM from Xen hypervisor

I have copied (using dd command) a whole disk of Debian7 VM running on Xen server. I was able to convert the raw image to the kvm format (qemu-img). Than I've created new VM and attached disk image (...
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clone complete XEN LVM server including all VMs

I ordered a faster Hetzner root server to move my XEN mashine there with all volume groups, lvm-volumes and VMs. I already started to create the same xen VMs there, copy config files and userdata and ...
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Broken LVM Physical volume after resizing partition

I bought a new larger SSD to replace my old one. The old one has 3 partitions, 2 for booting and a third (last) one with LVM2 on LUKS. I did the following to migrate: dd the contents of the old drive ...
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Migration from a HDD to a SSD

I recently bought a 240GB SSD. Before that, the system (Elementary OS Loki) was installed on a 1TB HDD, consuming 512Gb. My idea would be to leave the user's folder on the HDD, which consumes lots of ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from HDD to SSD?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed on a 1000 GB HDD /dev/sda (93% free space) on my laptop: /dev/sda1 -> 512M - vfat - EFI System Partition /dev/sda2 -> 732M - ext4 - Linux ...
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Is filename in SFTP encrypted?

Making data migration (Debian OS) from one server to another, is SFTP (Ftp with SSH) fully encrypted ? Data with file names ?
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Migrate Debian from one disc to another

I bought new computer with Win 10 pre-installed. I installed Debian on a new partition (same disc) and everything went well. But now I added new disc and I would like to move Debian to this disk. Is ...
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Renaming in /etc/fstab

I have a question about a disk which is almost full in my Ubuntu server. $ df -Th /dev/sdc ext4 1008G 884G 73G 93% /mnt /dev/sdd1 ext4 1.5T 69M 1.5T 1% /newmnt Web application storage : /mnt/...
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How to migrate a Docker image with all its parent layers to another machine?

I have a Docker box where I build my images. I would like to migrate the images to another machine but I would like to also have all the layers of the images available on that new machine. The ...
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Centos 7 - migrate standard root partition to LVM

I would like to migrate standard root partitions (Centos 7 with xfs filesystem) to the LVM partition, unfortunately every attempt fails and after reboot the system won't start (I suspect problem with ...
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Migrating Linux to new system

I read a couple posts about migrating Linux from one PC to another PC and my understanding is that Linux will just move and work without issue. Based on my changes this should be true. I am waiting ...
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How to migrate partitions/file systems/swap to a new drive without any data using a shell script?

Wishing to replace the system drive with near identical sized new and fresh SSD, or even a larger one, leaves me with a puzzle. dd is great and I can't use that bit-by-bit copy technique f.e. because ...
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Migrate from Linux Mint to OS X [closed]

So my trusty Linux box died after 10 years of faithful service. The memorial will be Friday afternoon. Anyway, I am moving to a Mac (lesser of two evils - a Win 10 machine was the other option), and ...
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Migrate service and IP address from one pc to another, so that the other pc takes the place of the first but also retains its original IP

I have a Cubieboard on 192.168.20.10 which serves as a DNS-server. I also have now a new, somewhat bigger PC on 192.168.20.20 which is now hosting some services, but not DNS. I want to move the DNS ...
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Migrating RHEL 6.x from Local Disk To SAN Disk

I am running RHEL 6.x in my production and booting from local disk which is actually RAID 1 configured from BIOS. (IBM Blade Center H) I wish to migrate this to SAN disk and perform SAN booting. This ...
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Debian migration from i386 to amd64 arch

I have a Debian Wheezy i386 machine, and I have to migrate all packages to another machine with Wheezy amd64. I tried to select all packages with dpkg --get-selections, but there are many libraries ...
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Migrated CVS to new server - but where have the branches and versions gone?

I tar'd the repository folder (including the CVSROOT) and copied it to the new server, then un-tarred it. When I connect to CVS via Eclipse, I can get the sourcecode, however the server is not ...
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Is it Safe to Transfer SSD to Another Computer?

I am going on a trip (bus) and I will not be bringing my computer. However, I would like the comfort of my Linux operating system the way I like it, with my programs and files. I was wondering if it ...
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How to measure Down time for VM migration

I am using KVM with virt-manager to migrate the virtual machines from one system to another. VM Migraiton is successfully done and migration time is measured correctly. Now, I am stuck for how to ...
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Migrate Centos 6 to Fedora 25

I have a VPS server running Centos 6. Since this is quite old I would like to upgrade it to Fedora 25, preferrably without installing everything new from scratch. Is this possible somehow? While ...
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How to copy all my XFCE settings between two computers/machines?

Does anyone know how I can copy my customizations of XFCE's settings plus its appearance to another machine? The settings for appearance/design, panels, keyboard shortcuts and geany are not there yet,...
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Removing hard drive mounted to /home

I have a mini home server running Debian 8.7 that during the initial installation had a 1tb hard drive mounted to / and a 60gb ssd mounted to /home. I would now like to remove the ssd for use in ...
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Migrate from Ubuntu to Debian and take the application data along

I am thinking of switching to Debian from Ubuntu, for various reasons, moving towards a more free software supporting system being one of them. (GNU.org mentions that we can choose to keep Debian ...
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Is is possible to copy a running process between machines?

To the best of my understanding, all linux process are actually files, is it possible to copy a running process from one machine to another? for example - copy a running tomcat server from one ...
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Can I copy a kernel changes to a new machine?

In order to install ORACLE database on Fedora, I had to make A LOT of changes in fedora... How can I copy all those changes and install them on my new fedora installation ? Or is it even possible to ...
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Migrate "Contact lists" from Thunderbird to Evolution

I successfully migrated from Thunderbird to Evolution, including all my contacts. However, the "Contact lists" or "Mailing lists" I created in Thunderbird have not migrated. By "Contact lists" or "...
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