Questions tagged [migration]

Migrating an installation to new hardware. See also /cloning

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Moving linux install to a new computer

I know that it can, in some circumstances, be difficult to move a Windows installation from one computer to another (physically move the hard drive), but how does that work on linux? Aren't most of ...
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How to copy all my XFCE settings between a desktop machine and a laptop?

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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Case-insensitive file system for production server?

The initial situation looks like this: The corporate software is PHP-based. It is delivered by Apache 2 on a Windows 2003 Server. It is big. It is a legacy of rather unprofessional developers who did ...
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How do I migrate configuration between computers with different hardware?

I want to migrate the configuration of an Ubuntu desktop to a new box with different hardware. What is the easiest way to do this? /etc/ contains machine and hardware specific settings so I can't just ...
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How would you migrate from a Windows AD to a Linux LDAP server?

I currently run a Windows server with Active Directory. But since we're no longer using Exchange 2007, it became a fancy file server with authentication. I would like to move the AD to a Linux server....
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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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Pacemaker: migrate resource without adding a “prefer” line in config

Using pacemaker in a 2 nodes master/slave configuration. In order to perform some tests, we want to switch the master role from node1 to node2, and vice-versa. For instance if the current master is ...
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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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Convert Debian Live USB persistent filesystem to a standalone installation

How would I convert a persistent filesystem (live-rw) from a Debian Live USB to a standalone, bootable installation that can be run on a VM? What I've tried Chrooting and installing a bootloader (...
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LXC migrate between hosts

I had setup a testsystem with LXC and installed a webserver etc. that all was not the problem. But now I want to swich to another host system also I compressed /var/lib/lxc/webserver and copied it to ...
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Migrating a Virtualbox virtual machine into a physical dual-boot system

I'm running a Linux Mint 12 virtual machine in Virtualbox. I would like to move it into a dual-boot setup with my Windows 7 installation. I have lot of settings in there, and apps installed, and my ...
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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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Moving from Ubuntu 32bit: Mint 64bit or Mint 32bit?

I have decided to try out Linux Mint instead of the horrible Ubuntu Unity experince. I have a separate partition for my /home folder, which I'd like to preserve of course. So I'm curious: is it ...
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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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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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rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred

I'm trying to move my emails Maildir from an old centos server to a new debian server. rsync -avz /home/me/Maildir ssh root@ipaddress:/var/vmail/me/Maildir I tried to copy an 8gb account, didn't ...
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How to copy settings from one machine to another?

I would like to copy my "settings" from my desktop to my laptop. I am running KDE on Arch. I am not sure what to do with ~/.config, ~/.local, and ~/.kde4 since they have subdirectories with names that ...
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Migrating from Funtoo to Gentoo on a running system

I have a Funtoo system now, but want to migrate (back) to Gentoo. If possible keeping a usable system during the installation (not rebuilding from scratch using a live CD). Both systems should be ~...
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KVM to Ovirt VM migration

I installed ovirt on a machine that was already hosting KVM virtual machines. I am now trying to migrate those VMs over to RHEV format, but I am receiving SASL authentication errors using virt-v2v. I ...
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Moving Fedora to another computer

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 ...
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Xen: Migrating LVM-based machines from Xen Opensource to Xen Cloud Platform

we have several LVM-based VMs running on a Xen Opensource host. "LVM-based", in our case, means that there's a LVM volume for the root partition and another volume for the swap partition. The kernel ...
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After cloning Fedora 14 install to another machine, onboard NIC is seen as eth1 instead of eth0. Why?

I have the following procedure for replicating a Fedora workstation setup. Boot from a Live CD, make tgz's of the filesystems. Go to new machine, make filesystems, dump the tgz's in the proper places....
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open whole folder in gedit

Moving from OS X & Textmate to Ubuntu & gedit, the one feature of Textmate I am missing is it's command line tool. With mate I was able to open a folder as a Textmate project using mate . ...
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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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How can I get a full list of software installed on a non-functioning system, from its disk mounted on a new one?

My motherboard suddenly died, but it was an old machine(running natty). So I put together a new Ubuntu system with a clean 14.04 install (same username) and mounted the old drive (with the full ...
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How to migrate data from server to server with as little downtime as possible?

I have a server running dovecot using the maildir format with a fairly large userbase (10k users or so) with each user having around a GB quota. The actual mail directories are stored on a separate ...
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Installing ksh as the standard shell in Redhat: Foolhardy?

I'm not a system administrator, but my organization is considering replacing /bin/sh in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6+ with a hard link to /bin/ksh. How foolhardy would this be? The background to this ...
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VirtualBox image from running VPS

I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 VPS (Virtual Private Server) that hosts my website. I would like to clone this VPS and create a VirtualBox machine from it. How can I do this?
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CrashPlan migrate backup from Windows to Linux?

I have CrashPlan installed on my Windows partition but since I almost don't use windows anymore I want to move it to my ElementaryOS/Ubuntu installation. The problem is: In my Windows machine ...
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Copy website from RedHat to CentOS

We currently have our website and website's CMS hosted on a dedicated host which runs Red Hat. We want to remove Red Hat and install CentOS instead. My question: is there a straight forward way of ...
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Migrating the KDE configuration files

I'm a KDE user, and When I switch Linux distributions, I don't want to copy my entire home folder, since most of the configuration files there will be created automatically when I install\run programs ...
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Migrating from archlinux to gentoo

Is there an easy way to migrate from archlinux to gentoo? For example I get a list of manually installed packages in archlinux by pacman -Qeq, save it to file and edit (to delete all unneeded packages)...
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How to migrate from CentOS to RHEL?

What packages do I need to install to migrate my CentOS 5.7 server to identical version of RHEL. I have RHN subscription but I don't want to create a fresh install and move files.
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xfce swap command and control keys

What is the equivalent of this in Debian XFCE?: Go into System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Click on the "Layouts" tab and then click the "Layout Options" button. Click on "Alt/Win key ...
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CentOS server migration

I have 2 dedicated servers at the moment both running CentOS 5.3 and Plesk 10, but I'm about to give up trying to transfer the data from old one to a new one, because they just wouldn't connect via ...
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Is there a port list migration command set for FreeBSD?

On debianized linux distros there is dpkg --get-selections, dpkg --set-selections, dpkg -C to respectively list installed packages, select a list of packages for installations, and list packages that ...
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Transfer 2 drive raid0 / lvm2 system to new drive pair

I have a multi-boot, multi-drive system that I want to transfer onto 2 bigger drives. Currently pc has 2x1TB drives with Fedora 19 running, using RAID0 drive mirroring, with LVM2 on top of the md. I ...
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Getting new server. How do I move everything over? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving linux install to a new computer I finally have my current server stable and running good though it is a bit slow (AMD 2400+ 2 GB RAM). I am running Ubuntu 11.4. I don'...
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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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Migrating mail to a new server using OfflineIMAP - dot folders not copied

I am trying to migrate mails from a server to a new server using OfflineIMAP. My config looks like: [general] accounts = TestAccount ui = noninteractive.Basic [Account TestAccount] localrepository =...
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Migrate from thunderbird to sylpheed while preserving folder structure

Is there an automatic way migrate a thunderbird mailbox to sylpheed while preserving the folder structure. I tried the importexport extension for thunderbird and got a directory with multiple mbox ...
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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 migrate MySQL and Apache data & settings, if a machine is not working but I can mount the old drive on a new one?

My motherboard suddenly died, but it was an old machine(running natty). So I put together a new Ubuntu system with a clean 14.04 install (same username) and mounted the old drive (with the full ...
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CentOS installation rpms 5.5 vs. 6.4

I am migrating from CentOS 5.5 to 6.4 and have a custom installation that installs specific RPMs. The problem I running into is that some RPMs from CentOS 5.5 are no longer in the 6.4 distribution, ...
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Tool for migration of service configuration

Is there a tool that handles generic migration of config? For example if I have httpd, postfix, MySQL and users and groups data, is there a tool that can extract the config data for each service so ...
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Migrating from one linux install to another: How to keep the second disk around?

I've got a linux box running Fedora 19 that I want to move to CentOS 6.4. Rather than trying to do something fancy with the current disk (which has also accumulated a lot of sludge over the years), I'...
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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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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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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 ...
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mailx and HP-UX to RedHat migration

We are migrating some servers from HP-UX to Linux RedHat, and we have to migrate about 100 shell scripts that are referencing /usr/bin/mailx (instead of /bin/mailx on Linux). We'd like to change all ...