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Re: Moving existing setup to a competely new server


rds (<rustydstone@yahoo.com>) wrote:

> I'm planning to upgrade an existing Debian/sarge/testing server and
> would like to move the whole setup to a completely new server. That
> would include all file systems, packages, config files, users, etc.
> 99% of the packages on the server were installed with "aptitude".
> Any ideas? Thanks in advance

cp -a

Sounds like you should copy the complete system. You can by the way
export and import the list of installed packages using dpkg:

dpkg --get-selections > packagelist
dpkg --set-selections < packagelist

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com>
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