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Old 10-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Move from Debian to Centos


Hey guys,

I have an idea, I'm new to linux, but wanted to get someone's advice before moving forward. I have remote access to my remote servers and one in question I that is giving me some trouble. Most of the servers I've been working have been a standard Centos and asterisk version. This server is just an older one, out of date and I either should send out a pre-configured one I put together, or I can I rebuild it remotely. What options do I have here?

From:
OS- Linux version 2.6.12.2 version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-2)
Asterisk- Asterisk 1.2.13
ZAP

To:
OS- Centos 5.4 Final
Asterisk- asterisk-1.6.2.0
DAHDI- 2.5.0.2 complete

If I left anything out, please let me know.

Thanks,
Andrew
 
Old 10-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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If you are "new to linux" the odds are against you for remotely rebuilding a server from Debian to Centos. I would recommend any solution (fix the problem, build a new box and ship it out) over this one.

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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What options do I have here?
You seem to be looking past the obvious: upgrade it to the latest stable Debian.

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Old 10-30-2011, 10:09 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I figured it would be easier to just rebuild a new box with our standard. Soon as I posted this, I started to build a new box from out spare pile of servers and just completed it. I have a backup from the old server and just have to apply the DID ranges and dadhi config to the files. I have experience with some MS image deployments and figured it would take more time over just building a new box out.

Sad to say, I was given this hat to wear since our linux admin moved on while our remote offices are being converted over to cisco CUCM. However, this will be over some time and I was given this the responsibility (for the next 5 months or so) to keep these online and working. I appreciate the advice and figured it would be the obvious solution would be the right one. Eventually I'll go back to my network duties, but I have new found appreciation for linux/astersik administration

Thanks,
Andrew
 
Old 10-30-2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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You seem to be looking past the obvious: upgrade it to the latest stable Debian.
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Evo, I don't want to recommend that. This seems to be an old version of Debian, and I have had many difficulties in dist-upgrading servers which were not even remotely located. I am talking about network loss and not booting etc. Granted, if it were Etch -> Lenny or Lenny -> Squeeze I would agree with you immediately.

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Old 10-30-2011, 11:18 PM   #6
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Evo, I don't want to recommend that. This seems to be an old version of Debian, and I have had many difficulties in dist-upgrading servers which were not even remotely located. I am talking about network loss and not booting etc. Granted, if it were Etch -> Lenny or Lenny -> Squeeze I would agree with you immediately.
True, it would take significant effort to do all the upgrade hops to get it current, but it is still the path I'd take. In general I like to avoid reinstalls: especially if it is moving from a distro that I like to one that I don't ;-)

Cheers,

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