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Old 09-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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I have a redhat 3.x server , and just installed a redhat 4.8 server , I want to migrate everything ( data , settings , user etc ) from old server ( 3.x ) to new server ( 4.8) , can advise what is the best way to do the migration ?

I know I can tar the files and extract on the new server , but this is only work for the data , how about the settings ?

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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I just would like to minimize the works that I need to do , what is the best way to do the migration ?

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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I have a redhat 3.x server , and just installed a redhat 4.8 server , I want to migrate everything ( data , settings , user etc ) from old server ( 3.x ) to new server ( 4.8) , can advise what is the best way to do the migration ?
The best way would be for you to install the latest Red Hat (6.x). 4.8 is very old. And AGAIN...have you CONTACTED RED HAT SUPPORT YET????. It's been suggested to you several times in several of your other threads, but you ignore it. If you're using RHEL, then you need to PAY for it, and that entitles you to support.
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I know I can tar the files and extract on the new server , but this is only work for the data , how about the settings ?
Since program settings are contained in files, all you need to do is make sure you put the configuration files from whatever pieces of software you're using, into the backup. Be aware that some config files (thinking more of desktop GUI's like KDE), may have hidden directories (like ".kde4"), where all the settings are kept, so you'll have to be careful and include them.

AGAIN...if you're not going to PAY for Red Hat, don't use it. It's been explained to you several times why. And if you're going to build a new server, then build a new server...don't use an old OS for no reason.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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I just would like to minimize the works that I need to do , what is the best way to do the migration ?
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You provide no details...the 'best' way will depend on what you have to backup, how you're backing it up, and how you plan on doing the restoration. And don't bump your own threads after a short time.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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You do not want to go to 4.x; support was discontinued in Feb this year.
Go to latest ie 6.3
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
 
Old 09-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #6
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try using CentOS instead of redhat. since redhat is commercial grade enterprise open source.
 
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try using CentOS instead of redhat. since redhat is commercial grade enterprise open source.
And so is CentOS and Scientific Linux.
 
Old 09-28-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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And so is CentOS and Scientific Linux.
i think what pardoxx meant was that RedHat is commercial (for PAY), CentOS is a free equivalent.
 
  


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