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Old 02-19-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Suggestions on CentOS5 installation on new machine from old Fedora4


Hello,

I am trying to port the current Fedora4 system to the CentOS5 on a new harddisk. Actually, the Fedora4 system is constantly being hacked due to my lazy update. So i prefer a fresh install of CentOS5. I am not clear what files need copy and what does not need for ease and for avoiding possible backdoors. Kinda a big problem, but a couple of points from you are highly appreciated.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:56 PM   #2
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do a 100% clean install after reformatting the server.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 06:50 PM   #3
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To expand: backup any user defined data and any cfg files.
Do a clean install of Centos; restore the user data back to the equiv areas.
For MySQL that'd be a mysqldump to export/backup.
Note that not all your cfgs will be the same on Centos, so you'll have to read through and amend manually.
 
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Thank you, John and Chris.
To Chris, so i just copied the user data under /home to the new /home and modify some config files if necessary. Is it ok that I mount the old harddisk and copy directly onto the new machine after the clean install?

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Eric
 
Old 02-23-2010, 05:48 PM   #5
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Given the differences between Fedora 4 and Centos 5, TBH I wouldn't rely on personal settings type files to be the same. You'll have to eyeball them I'm afraid.
I really meant any data files like DBs, general text files, docs etc.
Toolsets have changed, so it's tricky to give exact advice unless I'd done the same.

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