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Re: [K12OSN] Re: 4.2.1 fresh install, trying to move old /home to it



ssanders coin org wrote:
>
> > hi all, i have been doing nothing but upgrade, upgrade, upgrade for
> > the
> > last three versions on my home/test server. i decided to try a fresh
> > install on a new drive, then move the users' /home directory over.
>
> update: what i wound up doing, was since this was a home/test server,
> with only half a dozen accounts, i did fresh install. on another machine
> with the old /home HD booted to knoppix, i ftped in as each user, and
> sent their /home dir. this keeps all the permissions, etc. i know this
> is a kludge, and certainly not viable for a large number of users.

I have moved /home, /var/spool/mail, etc on quite a few servers in the past
using tar, pass the p flag to it and permissions/ownership are preserved.

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Ron Freidel
Sys Admin
Computer Geex, Inc.
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