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Old 01-21-2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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need to transfer unix sendmail server to upgraded box

Hello and Hello

I have a unix mail server that i need to get on an upgraded machine.
MY question is if i do a new install of the free bsd to the new box, could i just copy the config files from the sendmail server to the new mail server. or could one ghost it. im not a unix user.I love linux, but i work as a tech and this is a job i was assigned to.. any advice would be greatly appriciated..

Old 01-23-2004, 04:41 AM   #2
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loving unix/linux, for that matter, is not sufficient enough

well, hello to you too.

to start with, no, PLEASE DO NOT BLINDLY COPY THE CONFIG FILE (considering you understand where the file resides). First, check the version of Sendmail being run, then check the userbase (local or database driven), then check whether you need additional care for migration (downtime, moving already intake mails, setting proper permissions, etc.)

Please read/study/brainstorm as much as you can, prior to taking the first step in any production server.

My sincere apologies if I have caused any fear, that is not at all my intension. In fact, the task is quite simple if you know how to do it, but even the most unharmful pencil can become a dangerous weapon on the hands of the ignorant

all the best.


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