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Migrating an installation to new hardware. See also /cloning

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How to make bogofilter using db file again?

Few days ago I migrated to new system (openSUSE 13.2 -> 15.3) and I brought bogofilter .db database with me. The system is new, but I checked the version of bogofilter and it is the same, 1.2.4 -- ...
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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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IMAP mailbox migration: doveadm/dsync error

I am trying to migrate the mailbox contents of one Dovecot account on an old server to an existing account on a new server. The following error occurs: root@enceladus:/# doveadm -o imapc_user=user@...
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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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How do I move and run a linux container on a new host?

What is the correct procedure to move a Linux container to a new host? Here is what I have done without success: Compress directory containing linux container: sudo tar -cjf sample_container.tar....
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Moving from one hard drive to another

I'm running Arch on a laptop and I fell into a really nice newer hard drive. I'd like to move over to the new drive, but I'm not sure what the safest/smartest way to move from one hard drive to ...
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Migrate LVM with MDADM underneath

Ok, so this has been fun to diagnose but I've learned a bit about LVM and brushed up on my MDADM, so overall not a bad day! What I'm trying to accomplish is migrate 2 external enclosures with ...
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mentor graphics pads alternative

Windows only SW: mentor graphics pads I want to move from Windows to linux, but I need this kind of SW for my work. I know some alternatives with similar functionality exist, for example KiCad, but ...
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How to migrate from IMAP dovecot 2.0,19 to 2.2.22 easy and clean?

I need to move, make exact copy from one dovecot server v.2.0.19 on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS to another server, dovecot 2.2.22 running on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS. The task is everything to be as smooth as ...
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Remounting /home from other partition on new install without copying

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 and have created a new smaller disk with Mint 18. Now my plan is to mount the old partition from /mountpoint/oldroot/home/ into /home on the new system. So I create all 3 ...
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100% CPU utilisation and hang after virsh migrate

I've been experimenting with ZFS + DRBD + live migration (I want to understand it well enough to write my own automation scripts before I start playing with ganeti again, and then openstack cinder). ...
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Migrating website do another server using wget

I have a website located, say, at http://www.abc.com. I need to make it available at, say, http://www.cde.com. I tried to download the site using wget, but encountered two problems: There are many ...
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migrate all logical volumes (including swap and /) to a new disk

The current setup on my Oracle Linux Server release 5.8: /dev/sda2 (30GB) Logical volume /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / Logical volume /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 /home/app/oracle Logical volume /...
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How to migrate from one email provider to another? [closed]

I've used my own domain with the email service of yandex.com. Now I want to migrate to another email service provider. I've chosen zoho. 1) How can I copy all my email from yandex to zoho? Or general,...
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Is it possible to migrate (some) settings when changing from 32-bit to 64-bit?

I have a laptop with Linux Mint Rosa (17.3) installed on it. It's the 32-bit version, as I didn't even consider the possibility this several year-old laptop could have a 64-bit processor. As it turns ...
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Migrate LDAP from one machine to another

My current task is to migrate the content from one machine (source) to another (target). Both machines are identical. One is heavily used and the other is clean. I already have all the files that are ...
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Completely remove remains of sysvinit

As opposed to people who want to get rid of systemd, I want to completely and safely remove sysvinit. I've been using Debian since Debian 7.0 (Wheezy). Currently I'm using Debian 9.0 (Stretch). ...
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How do I migrate a RAID system to a larger set of HDDS?

All the posts I've found are about moving to new machines or migrating an entire OS from one HDD to another. I don't really know what the hell I'm doing, but I'm apparently the Linux expert. We ...