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Old 08-26-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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FTP server question


I'm going to try to install RHEL5 on a new server to replace my old FTP server. Once I have redhat installed, is there an easy way to copy over all the users and FTP settings and stuff from my existing server to my new server?
 
Old 08-26-2009, 02:23 PM   #2
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Also, is this a good article to follow, or is there more to it?

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/rhel-ce...ll-ftp-server/
 
Old 08-26-2009, 07:19 PM   #3
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You need to ask yourself:

1 is old system same OS/distro as new?
2. is old ftp server same as new (eg both vsFTPD) ?
 
Old 08-26-2009, 07:27 PM   #4
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Its easy to copy over the user's files, but the user accounts/settings might have to be re-created... Just tar the folder that you have all the user home directories in.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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You need to ask yourself:

1 is old system same OS/distro as new?
2. is old ftp server same as new (eg both vsFTPD) ?
Yeah, both will be RHEL. The old might be missing a few security updates where i'll get the new one all up to date. and yes, both vsFTPD
 
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Should be fairly straightforward then I'd think. Obviously keep the old one running whilst you test the new one.

You'll find this useful: http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html , esp Chap 22.

This is good too: http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...P_Server_Setup

Good luck.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 08:49 AM   #7
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thanks, I'll check them out. guess i'm just most concerned about how to get them to be mirrors of themselves just with different IPs
 
  


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