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Re: Moving existing setup to a competely new server


rds (<rustydstone@yahoo.com>) wrote:
> --- Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>> cp -a
>> tar
>> Sounds like you should copy the complete system. You can by the way
>> export and import the list of installed packages using dpkg:
> Yes, ideally I would copy the whole HD from the old server to the new
> server. However, if do this the new system probably will not boot,
> with the hardware being completely different.

If you use a standard Debian kernel and the processor type is the same,
all you have to do is to configure and install the bootloader. You can
do that by booting from a Debian CD/DVD or boot floppy and loading the
copied system.

If you need another kernel, you can chroot into the new system from the
old one and install the kernel you need. 

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen <andreas.janssen@bigfoot.com>
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