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Old 09-30-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am building a new machine to replace the existing old machine which is a mail server.

How can I move all the users accounts and pop3 accounts from the old machine to the new machine.



What files I need to copy from the old machine to the new machine so that after switch over, no files for the users will be lost including such as mails.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:51 PM   #2
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You can easily move the accounts. You need to copy the whole /home directory and /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow, /etc/group and /etc/sgroup.

POP3 accounts: it depends on your mail server. You probably need to bakup the whole POP3 server configuration.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:56 PM   #3
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Hi Mara,

The old mail server I used is RedHat 7 postfix and the new mail server will be Mandrake 9.1 postfix.

Do I need to copy all the postfix server configuration files to the new machine.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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Re: Moving accounts from a machine to another machine

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Do I need to copy all the postfix server configuration files to the new machine.
It looks there will be a big difference in versions and config files may not fit. I'd copy them just to have reference when tweaking Mandrake's ones.
 
  


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