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Old 01-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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How to transfer old server to new server completely


Hi everybody, I have a stable old server but for some reason I purchase new server and I'm about to transfer everything from old server to new.. But I don't have any idea on how to start it.

Please help you have any idea.. Thanks..
 
Old 01-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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"A server" can mean a million things, you need to actually give us some useful information, like what it's serving. You've not even said it's running Linux...
 
Old 01-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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"A server" can mean a million things, you need to actually give us some useful information, like what it's serving. You've not even said it's running Linux...
I'm sorry about that I just don't stuff like this.. anyway the old system is using webmin with operating system Ubuntu Linux 9.04.. and I want to transfer it on the new server with whm using the same OS.

Is that make any sense? Thanks by the way for the reply.

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Ubuntu 9.04 is old and not supported anymore. Running it on a server that is exposed to the net means giving the hackers and script kiddies out there the key to your system. Also, depending on your hardware, chances are that 9.04 will not support all of the hardware in the new server.

To the information you gave us:
Webmin is for sure not the service your server actually offers, it is an administration environment. There must be more, like a web server, a mail server, a file-server, may be a game-server, ... .
So there is some more info we should know:
- Which purpose has the server (web, mail, file, ...)?
- Is this a production server or just a home machine for your personal use?
- How much do you know about Linux and setting up/administrating servers?
- What hardware specs has the new server?
 
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Hmm, yes saying it runs webmin is only marginally more useful than not saying anything at all!
 
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Ubuntu 9.04 is old and not supported anymore. Running it on a server that is exposed to the net means giving the hackers and script kiddies out there the key to your system. Also, depending on your hardware, chances are that 9.04 will not support all of the hardware in the new server.

To the information you gave us:
Webmin is for sure not the service your server actually offers, it is an administration environment. There must be more, like a web server, a mail server, a file-server, may be a game-server, ... .
So there is some more info we should know:
- Which purpose has the server (web, mail, file, ...)?
- Is this a production server or just a home machine for your personal use?
- How much do you know about Linux and setting up/administrating servers?
- What hardware specs has the new server?
I'm talking about a web server, and it is a production server and the technician from the company is the one who set up the new server.
and for the new server we are using Red Hat 4.4.4-13.. and we have 4 processor both intel(R) Xeon(R)..
 
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for the new server we are using Red Hat 4.4.4-13
The End of Life for RHEL 4 is in about one month, if you don't have paid for the Extended Life Cycle option. I would go for something more recent, especially on a new setup. Since it is set up with RHEL 4, is all the hardware working with it? Is it really a new machine, or a used one?
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it is a production server
And here comes in your level of knowledge about Linux and server administration. You didn't tell us about that. Is your knowledge sufficient to migrate a production machine not only to new hardware but to a totally different distribution?

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #8
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The End of Life for RHEL 4 is in about one month, if you don't have paid for the Extended Life Cycle option. I would go for something more recent, especially on a new setup. Since it is set up with RHEL 4, is all the hardware working with it? Is it really a new machine, or a used one?
And here comes in your level of knowledge about Linux and server administration. You didn't tell us about that. Is your knowledge sufficient to migrate a production machine not only to new hardware but to a totally different distribution?

I don't know exactly what are you trying to ask.. I'm just a newbie in server stuff like this, and definitely no knowledge on this stuff..

But I will just tell you my situation right now.. I have an old web server using webmin for administrator interface and it is running Ubuntu Linux 9.04.. and my new web server is running CentOS 6.2, sorry for the wrong info above.. and this server is using whm/cpanel..

Now, I see some component of whm that allows to transfer website.. And in fact I tried this one.. and it works. It allow me to transfer site from other web server, but that site is coming from a web server with whm/cpanel..

And I notice that after the transfer done.. it populate my disk and I don't know what happen.

Is this way of transferring website is preferable? and can I use it even the website to be transfer is coming from a web server that don't have this whm/cpanel but instead of webmin?..

Hope this things would make any sense.. Thanks.
 
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The website on your server should be totally independent of the administration panel. I have not used webmin or whm/cpanel, so I can't say anything about their transfer function, I would simply copy the website and the configuration to the new server and look if it works.
 
  


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