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Old 09-02-2004, 02:22 AM   #1
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Migration from NT 4.0 to Linux


Dear All,

I am using file server on NT 4.0 and i want to switch on Linux for file server. I don't know which flavour of linux i shoud use and which one is easy for migration and maintain afterwords. Please advise how can i do it and the process involved in it. What wd be the conf of the Computer if 200 users are there.

I am having RedHad 8.0 and i have worked on that a bit so i am bit comfurtable with that again i'll not have to search a new Linux so please explain the process of migration on RedHat 8.0.

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Old 09-02-2004, 05:25 AM   #2
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Slackware is less easy than RH, but you'll learn a LOT more. It's also an excellent choice for servers.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:51 AM   #3
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As far as migration do you mean you want to dual boot or migrate completely to linux?

The process would be quite different depending on that, be a bit more specific about exactly what you want to do and I'll check back.

I would say that you might want to think about at least getting a newer version of redhat though, 8 is no longer supported, don't think 9 is anymore either...if you wanna go w/ redhat maybe RHAS3.

And redhat is still an excellent choice for servers...not to say that slackware isn't. Mandrake is great too.

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Old 09-03-2004, 02:26 AM   #4
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Thanks Linux _ Terror,

Actually my File server with all the users and network data in on NT 4.0. . All the users of that domain logs in to that server and I want to make a server with linux with all the existing users and data and permissions for users.

That's why i want to know migration process from NT 4.0 to File server for users and data.

Please respond
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:29 PM   #5
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Red Hat 8 isn't a good choice - it is out of support, and was notorious for being the most buggy version that Red Hat ever put out. Red Hat 9 is out of support as well.

IMHO, the biggest issue with selecting a distribution for servers is that the economics of Linux are different to most software - every distribution ships more-or-less the same server software, and you can get current versions for nothing, but if you want something that is guaranteed to be getting security fixes in three years time then you have to pay for a commercial 'Enterprise' product. I like Red Hat Enterprise (5 years support), but Novell's SUSE (2 years for Pro, 5 years for Standard Server) does have a much more complete range of graphical tools - Novell provide free Evaluation kits.

The Samba suite of software has excellent professional-quality docs that will probably answer every question regarding migrating the domain controller and file server functions. The "rpc vampire" option of Samba's "net" utility will apparently copy the accounts database from a live Windows PDC to the Linux system, which may make migration fairly easy.
 
  


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