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Re: The proper way to upgrade a server



On Wednesday 11 December 2002 08:06, Bruce P. Morin uttered:
> We currently have a server in our small office that is running RedHat 7.3.
> We want to move to a new Dell Poweredge running RedHat 8.0. What is the
> proper way to move the user accounts over so that our end users don't have
> to recreate their user names and passwords?

Well, you can cut/paste all the >500 UID/GID combos from /etc/passwd, 
/etc/shadow, /etc/group and /etc/gshadow.  Since the salt and everything will 
be the same, users won't even have to change their passwords.  Make sure to 
pull their home drives as well.

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