Re: Copying users from one system to another!!
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 05:11:10 -0700, Glenn English <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 16:57 +0530, Siju George wrote:
> > I want to change the linux server from one Debian system to a newly
> > installed debian system.
> > Recreating user accounts will be a tedious task so may i ask what
> > files should I copy from the old one to the new system so that I 'll
> > have the same user accounts on the new system with the same group
> > membership as in the old.
> > I use shadow passwords and also encrypted password for samba.
> I'm about to do this myself. It looks to me like:
> You need to compare the new passwd and group files with the old ones.
> The user names in both have the same user numbers and group memberships.
> And the users and groups used by the system and daemons have to be
> identical in both.
> If there's a difference, change the old ones to match the new one.
> After that, copy /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/shadow, and all the
> users' home directories, crontabs, and email files.
> I don't know about samba.
Thankyou so much Glen for the reply :))