Fedora Servers :: Migrate System To New Hardware?

Jul 11, 2009

I have a working system running some older fedora, and new hardware running a fresh, new fedora install. I want to basically transfer my computer's "soul" into the new system ( user's stuff, firewall configuration, the various server & security configurations, etc.) and basically any customizations and non-hardware related packages installed that weren't part of the standard fedora install process. I'm looking for a magical easy button I can push to do all this (pause for laughter). Essentially, I want to "upgrade", but starting with a clean install on a different computer with different hardware. I have a vague idea of what needs to happen, like copying the /etc/*.conf files, /home directory, etc. but this seems very tedious, and the likelihood of me forgetting or overlooking something is 100%, and copying over entire disks or partitions wholesale is not necessary, and does not work for this scenario. I need to place/merge just the right files/directories in just the right places with surgical precision. Is there a utility for this? Maybe a way to diff the packages of the 2 computers and install the difference? Or at the very least some sort of checklist that could be scripted for my system? I'm desperately trying to avoid the pain, human misery & suffering encountered getting everything in the 1st system going.

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Fedora Servers :: 389-ds: Migrate All Passwords From Plaintext To Hashed?

Mar 31, 2011

I have a 389-ds with a large user base. All passwords are stored plaintext. I would like to convert all these stored passwords to a hash, say SHA-1.

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Fedora Servers :: Migrate Local Users And Sendmail Mailboxes?

Apr 21, 2010

I found 2 previous posts, one from 2005 and one from 2006. The 2005 post was not very helpful and the 2006 threads are not exactly what I was expecting. So I wanted to ask the question to be sure. I have already stood up the new fedora 12 server. The old server is also fedora 12. I need to migrate local users and sendmail mailboxes. In the past couple of years the environment was small enough to create a copy of the users and then have the users mail themselves, but I want to start migrating users/mailboxes properly.

On a unix level I am a jr admin, but I have extensive senior level experience as a windows engineer and network engineer. I do feel comfortable with using the unix command line, but usually operate the unix systems thru webmin because I am not familular with more complex commands. Ideally a software solution to migrate users and/or mailboxes from one server to another is what I am looking for, but in leiu of a software solution I still need to migrate user accounts and their mailboxes. LDAP is not in place, but if the process becomes easier with LDAP I am willing to do what is needed to set up LDAP. (I have no previous experience setting up LDAP)

I do not want to change my mail server from sendmail to different software. At least right now. Both systems are up and running. They can connect to each other via public ipv4 address' only. The new server has already been installed and configured with all the software to match the old server. How do I migrate users and sendmail mailboxes from one fedora 12 server to another fedora 12 server?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Migrate Users To New Installation?

Jun 23, 2011

How do I migrate my user list to a new server installation? I thought that just copying /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow would be enough. I recently tried upgrading a lightweight bazaar server to 11.04, and the upgrade crashed. I had to perform a new installation of Ubuntu to recover operation of the system. I installed on a different hard drive. I had a dozen other people with user logins, so that they can get or modify bazaar repositories.

The new installation is running, and I can read all of the files on my old system's / drive. I tried copying the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files onto my new /etc -- but that did not seem to work. (When I looked using the System->Administration->Users-and-Groups GUI tool, there were no users visible, so I restored the old files.) What I intended to do was to clone the /etc and /home trees over to the new system. What am I missing?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Method To Migrate 11.3 System To 11.4

Jun 17, 2011

I am currently considering migrating an openSUSE X86-64 system from 11.3 to 11.4. There seem to be 2 possibilities, upgrade or reinstall. Opinion seems to be divided on the process of upgrading from the DVD.I have not been able to find any reasonable guide to using either method to migrate an 11.3 system to 11.4 and have the 11.4 system in the same working state as the 11.3 system was. What I have found for the reinstall method is trivial. for the upgrade method I have seen a reference to running rcrpmconfigcheck but I have been unable to find a man page for it on my 11.3 system or via google.

Does such a guide exist? It should be created by the openSUSE project for each release.If it works the upgrade process looks to be the best method. The last 2 migrations were via the install method. 10 to 11 but also 32 to 64 bit and then 11.1 to 11.3 onto a new machine before moving the data across. Both rebuilds took many days.I have seen many posts saying that it is very quick to rebuild the system. As little as 2 hours has been quoted. I have not yet seen an explanation of how they do it. I suspect that they rebuild systems regularly and have it all scripted or their systems are very simple. An explanation of how it is done would be interesting.Given that I do migrations once or twice a year, building and testing a script to do the migration is probably not worth the effort especially as the only test machine is very old and slow

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Ubuntu Networking :: Migrate A System From One Machine To Another?

Mar 4, 2010

How do I migrate a system from one machine to another. By this I mean install a new system on a new machine then have a copy of all the settings etc from the old one copied to the new one.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Migrate SVN Repository From Dapper To Lucid?

Sep 28, 2010

I have a (very old) svn repositoy on an ubunta dapper machine. I want to switch to another machine with lucid running. I simply want to "copy" the whole repository to the new machine. I've tried several ways, but the most succesful one was to do a dump on the old machine, copy the file to the new machine and do a load there. The repository has about 28.000 revisions. At revision 3130 it stopped with an error saying some path was not in UTF-8. I tried running a UTF-8 migrationtool on the dapper machine but this told me all files were UTF-8 compatible already. I am really stuck, even a two and a half hour google session didn't provide any answer.

edit: more specific, the error I get is:


svnadmin: Path 'beginofpath?218tabase' is not in UTF-8

The end should have been /database instead of ?218tabase. When I look in the revision on the dapper machine this path shows a square at that location, so this is wrong also. When I try to open the dumpdile in gedit I get an errormessage saying:


Could not open the file /home/usrname/repo.svndump using the Unicode (UTF-8 ) character encoding

When I change the encoding I get the same error for that encoding.

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General :: Migrate An Existing System With RHEL5 OS To RAID1?

Mar 7, 2011

I am trying to migrate my existing system with one IDE disk , tools installation already done... without loosing informations and having to install once again every things, to RAID1 (soft) with a second IDE disk I tried to do this using somme informations given on forums but i always have a kernel Panic at the end of boot What I did:

The system is going down for system halt NOW!
login as: root
root's password:
/usr/bin/xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority


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Debian Configuration :: Can Migrate From Virtual Machine To Physical System?

Oct 6, 2015

I've been experimenting with Debian coming up with a system with suits my needs. I have done this and I'm wondering, "Do I have to start from scratch on my physical machine or can I convert an existing VDI to IMG and possibly port it to the physical machine?"

System: Debian Testing

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Ubuntu Installation :: Unable To Migrate To Dependency Based Boot System

Jan 13, 2010

I have just had an auto-update, and the process has stopped with the warning above. The full error message is given below. I had already had problems (not sure if they're somehow resolved or related to this) with updating [URL]. Tests have determined that problems in the boot system exist which prevent migration to dependency-based boot sequencing:

package virtualbox-ose removed but not purged, insserv: warning: script 'K20acpi-support' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'usplash' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'hwclock-save' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'acpid' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'gdm' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'failsafe-x' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'acpi-support' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udevmonitor' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'hwclock' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'rsyslog-kmsg' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: script virtualbox-ose: service vboxdrv already provided!, insserv: script virtualbox-ose: service virtualbox-ose already provided!, insserv: warning: script 'dmesg' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'procps' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'atd' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'avahi-daemon' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udevtrigger' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'apport' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udev' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'ufw' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'rsyslog' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'anacron' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'network-manager' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'dbus' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'udev-finish' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'module-init-tools' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'hal' missing LSB tags and overrides, insserv: warning: script 'cron' missing LSB tags and overrides,

To reattempt the migration process after the problems have been fixed, run "dpkg-reconfigure sysv-rc".

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Fedora :: Migrate VMware To KVM?

Jun 11, 2009

Is there any means of converting a VMware VM into a KVM VM? If there is no direct way is there a KVM tool that will convert a running system into a KVM VM like VMware has? If that exists it would be possible to run it on a VMware VM to produce a KVM VM?

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Fedora :: Migrate On A Bigger HDD?

Jul 24, 2010

I have Fedora on SATA HDD 80Gb.Now I want to move all partitions to the 500Gb one.Some of partitions will remain the same size, some will increase. I tried that with Paragon Hard Disk Manager,but after it was done I found a problem, that they can't pass fsck checkup.It says something about cross linked files and on the root partition it failed at all with warning something about bad superblock.what is the easiest way to move to the big HDD? What soft should I use? Maybe it's sufficient to boot from CD, create new partitions and copy all files from source partitions to destination ones?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Migrate Script From HP-UX?

Mar 1, 2011

I have created some new weblogic domains in linux machines and I migrated the related scripts. All works ok but the following.

In stop script it seems that after the execution reaches the following command (which performs the actual shutdown of the server) the script lets say that it pauses(?) its execution. The server is actually stopped, but I found that to continue to execution of the script I need to hit Ctrl+C or Enter. I seems that some sort of user interaction is required.

The command is the following:
Code: ${JAVA_HOME}/bin/java -cp ${CLASSPATH} weblogic.Admin FORCESHUTDOWN -url ${URL} ${UIDPWD} ${SERVER_NAME} 2>&1 I am positive that all parameters are defined correctly. After all the script works. The only thing that comes to mind is the 2>&1 for redirection of the output. Could this need different syntax?

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Fedora :: How To Migrate From Ubuntu

Nov 17, 2010

I have used Ubuntu for 4 years. I'm thinking of trying Fedora. I have a 1TG HD with three partitions(/,/ home, swap).Any suggestions about how to migrate? Do I clean /home of programs files? Just my personal files? Etc.

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General :: Migrate An Installed Ubuntu System From A Software Raid To A Hardware Raid?

Jun 29, 2011

migrate an installed Ubuntu system from a software raid to a hardware raid on the same machine? how would you go about doing so?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Migrate Working Single Disk System To Existing RAID Array Using Disk UUIDs

Aug 1, 2010

I had done a new lucid install to a 1 TB RAID 1 array using the alternate CD a few weeks back. I messed up that system trying to some hardware working that lucid doesn't have drivers for yet, so I gave up on it and reinstalled to a single 80 GB disk that I now want to move over to the RAID array.

I moved all of the existing files on the array to a single folder, then copied all of the folders from the 80 GB disk over to the array with permissions and symlinks (minus the contents of /proc and /sys, which I created empty).

These are the commands I used:


p -a -d -R -v -t /media/raid_array /b*
cp -a -d -R -v -t /media/raid_array /d*
cp -a -d -R -v -t /media/raid_array /e*
cp -a -d -R -v -t /media/raid_array /h*


I tried to change fstab to use the 689a... for root, but when I try to boot, it's still trying to open /dev/disk/by-uuid/412d...

So then I booted from the single disk again and chrooted into the array, then ran update-initramfs -u. I got 3 "grep: /proc/modules: No such file or directory" errors, and "cat: /proc/cmdline: No such file or directory"- so I created directory /proc/modules, created an empty file /proc/cmdline, and ran the initramfs update again. Then I tried to shut down, which hung (probably because I was doing all of this from a terminal window in Gnome), so I killed the power after a couple of minutes.

It's still trying to use /dev/disk/by-uuid/412d... to boot.

What am I missing? I assume I just have to change the UUID to mount as root, but I don't know how.

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Fedora Installation :: Migrate To Make Version 3.81 In 14?

Mar 29, 2011

Can we migrate to make version 3.81 in Fedora 14? make 3.82 is made available in make Fedora 14 which has compatibility issues with make files of 3.81 version.

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General :: Unable To Migrate Fedora 10 To Another Computer?

Feb 4, 2010

I've been running Fedora 10 in a computer with Asus motherboard,M2V, but I want to move the hard drive with Fedora 10 installed on to another computer with Asus motherboard,M2NPV. The reason I mention both motherboards by their name is because both of them are almost identical except for the boards.

When I try to boot Fedora 10 in the one with M2NPV, the boot process complains that it can't find the root file system.

The Fedora OS was installed on one hard drive with the following partitions:/boot partition LVM Volgroup partition swap partition.

It appears to me that the boot loader can't find /boot partition and thereby the initrd.img.

I tried to rebuild initrd.img, but the rescue disk could not find the installed OS.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Migrate WebDAV To New WebDAV?

Feb 2, 2011

I have a WebDAV folder (complete folder hierarchy in fact) currently managed by SAP's KM module. Long story short: it's in Windows, it's slow, I hate it.

I want to migrate the hole tree to my brand new Ubuntu Server 10.04 with a functional WebDAV server I just finished configuring. It connects to LDAP for user authentication, it's fast, it works like a charm.

Do you guys know any way I can transfer/migrate files from the Windows WebDAV to to Ubuntu WebDAV? The only thing that is important to keep is file security properties. Both WebDAVs have the same user database: our corporate Active Directory.

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Software :: Migrate Existing Fedora 9 To Virtualbox Guest?

Feb 2, 2009

i am planning on installing virtualbox on a fedora 9 machine and would like to know if it is possible to migrate another fedora 9 (totally seperate) machine to a virtualbox as a guest OS.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Migrate Postfix Mail Server To Exchange 2010 Mail Server

Nov 3, 2010

I have a problem relate to posttfix.I want to mirgare postfix mail server to exchange 2010 mail server but I can't do it,u can help me.You can show me have to do configure postfix and exchange how to?

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Fedora Servers :: Point Two Different Domain To System?

Feb 25, 2009

I have problem with our fedora 8. We have two different domains. So i want to point these two domains to my fedora system but should not go to the same document folder.ecause these are different websites. I tried maximum but i didnt get correct solution.

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Fedora Servers :: Puppet Before For System Administration?

Jul 17, 2009

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Fedora Servers :: Postfix With System Users

Oct 28, 2009

Alright I have read through and tried many different tutorials but a VAST majority of them are with virtual users. This is my own personal email server so virtual users is unneccessary when I can just use the users personal mailbox.

My postfix main.cf there are 2 things I am unsure of. 1) For system users which local_recipiant_maps do i use? 2) What should mynetworks be?As I have been testing it out through telnet I can send mail but it doesnt get to my test email (a gmail account) and when i try to send an email locally it seems that everything works fine but the mail doesnt get there, and the error i am getting is that it cant find the user.

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Fedora Servers :: Set Up A System For Backing Up Files?

Nov 17, 2009

I would like to set up a system for backing up files and even possibly using it to keep music on and listen to it over the network. I am wondering which would be better to use a separate FTP server or buy one of the NAS enclosures and a couple of hard drives to put in it. I am assuming that the NAS would be accessed via NFS. I have never run an FTP server and I have never had used NAS.I am just looking for pros and cons to each one. I would just like opinions as to which service (FTP/NFS) would be better for this task.

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Fedora Servers :: Convert A Running System To RAID Level 1?

Sep 30, 2009

I was recently requested to try and convert a running system to RAID level 1. I did not succeed in this task. However, I am still interested in accomplishing this task in a test environment.What I did was create a RAID device with a device missing e.g.

mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb2

Once the RAID was up and running I created the /etc/mdadm.conf file so that it would activate the RAID device on boot. Once the device was created I copied all the data from the running root filesystem to the /dev/md0 device. The only directory that I didn't copy was the /proc directory. When I rebooted the machine I had a kernel panic and the system couldn't find /dev/root. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could provide some information/tips regarding the problem.

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Fedora Servers :: NFS Drive - Mount System Call Failed

Oct 5, 2009

These are the settings on my server, which has a static ip:
[tim@computim ~]$ cat /etc/exports
/media/cavern 192.168.1.*(rw,sync)

[tim@computim ~]$ cat /etc/hosts.deny

[tim@computim ~]$ cat /etc/hosts.allow

When I try to mount the disk from my client machine I get the error:
[tim@localhost ~]$ sudo mount -t nfs /media/cavern
mount.nfs mount system call failed

Thinking the problem might be due to iptables I tried the following command as recommended by a book I found on google:
sudo iptables -A INPUT -i wlan0 -f -j ACCEPT
didn't help so tried disabling the firewall - still getting the error
Both machines are running FC11 - should i be using nfs4?

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Fedora :: Running Servers On Local System From The Command Line?

Oct 23, 2009

How would I find out what servers are running on my local system from the command line? I cannot find out how to accomplish this anywhere?

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Fedora Servers :: Create A Backup To A Remote File System?

Jun 26, 2010

Attempting to create a backup script to copy files from one file system to a remote file system.

When I try this I get:


# tar -cf - /mnt/raid_md1 | gzip -c | ssh -i ~/.ssh/key -l user@ "cat > /mnt/backup/fileserver.md1.tar.gz"
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal.
ssh: Could not resolve hostname cat > /mnt/backup/fileserver.md1.tar.gz: Name or service not known


I know that the remote file system dir is RW and the access is working fine. I am stumped...

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Fedora Servers :: Installing X System/apps On Headless Server?

Sep 17, 2010

Background: I need some help regarding install X server/apps on a headless(ie. no monitor, no graphic device) server. The server is in fact a virtual one by Amazon EC2. So there's no monitor nor any graphics hardware. Fedora server (6, i believe) is pre-packaged. The problem is that I want to be running a server app with a GUI. The app won't start without the GUI (and I probably need to tweak a few things through its GUI too).

I plan on setting up very very bare minimal X on the server and then uses NX for remote access. Can somebody shed some light here?

Simply put, my questions are:

1) What would be the minimal list of package i need to install?
2) Where can I find docs about installing and setting up NX? I could only find very fragmented/outdated docs about it.

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