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Re: Moving existing setup to a competely new server

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 08:59:08 -0700 (PDT), rds <rustydstone@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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

If you have the option to move the HD (and the HW on the two servers
are similar), you can copy your system in different ways (cp, cpio,
afio), or if this isn't a viable solution, you can install the same
packages on the new one (explore the dpkg options --get-selections
--set-selections) and then use rsync to "sync" the file you want (i've
done both way numerous times =)...


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