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Re: Moving users and their home dirs to new server



On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 18:10 -0400, James Pifer wrote:
> I'm building a new server to take the place of another, which has a few
> user accounts, mostly for mail. For most of the box and it's services
> I'm just re-setting up the new services, like DNS and DHCP. What's the
> easiest way to move the users and their home directories so I don't have
> to recreate them, they're passwords stay the same, etc? Is it as easy as
> copying the files (while retaining permissions) and then copying the
> relevant parts of /etc/passwd?

In case anyone else comes across this. I found that webmin has
export/import functionality. Worked great. 

James


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