[K12OSN] Transferring user accounts

Barry R Cisna cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us
Tue May 16 01:17:16 UTC 2006

Hello Barry,

The easiest way  I've found to transfer user accounts,is  to use Webmin.
if you are unfamiliar with webmin it will be a chore the first few times
to export your users from your current server , then transfer this file
via rsync to your new server,then import them via webmin in your new
server. It would probably be worth your time to learn how to transfer
users this way ,in the long run. You will still have your user ID #'s
etc, but lots of times the users will end up in the wrong secondary
groups if you have them assigned such,,after transfering them via
webmin. Ive never figured out how to straighten this out, myself?
The situation you are in now i would simply rename your
group/passwd/shadow/gshadow/ files to ---orig,then do the Webmin import
method and I m sure you'll be logging in with your users from your old
Hope this helps a little.

Barry Cisna

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