[K12OSN] Re: Copying Files
cockrell at honeygroveisd.net
Fri Jun 23 16:26:36 UTC 2006
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 18:30, Mark Cockrell wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I have what I hope will be an easy question for the more
>>> among us. I'm setting up a new server and I want to move the /home
>>> the old one to the new one. What would be the best/easiest way to move
>>> all the files and folders to the new machine while preserving ownership
>>> and permissions?
>> If they are both on the network at once, from the old machine:
>> cd /home
>> rsync -essh -av . newmachine:/home
> The wrinkle is that since he's moving to a new machine, he probably
> doesn't have all the
> user IDs & PWs setup. If you copy the /etc/passwd, /etc/group, and
> /etc/shadow from the
> old box to the new one, then all the home directories will keep their
> ownership correct.
> Otherwise, if you create, say, bob on the new machine and it ends up
> with UID 517, but
> it was UID 654 on the old box, /home/bob won't be accessible by bob on
> the new box.
Not problem there. Both machines authenticate to a common LDAP server.
Thanks for your help, everyone. With a little additional help in the
#ltsp chat room on irc.freenode.net to get past some SSH difficulties,
I'm happily rsyncing over 300 GB of user files.
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