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Old 02-19-2005, 05:18 AM   #1
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Migrating from Clone RH9 to xSeries RH9

Greetings to all,

I have this clone machine running RH 9 running various services, namely:


that I would like to migrate to my new xSeries server which is also running RH 9

How do I do it quick and perfect, without effecting any service which is running currently.

Some specs on clone machine:

2.4Ghz,1gb Ram, ATA hardisk

Some specs on xSeries machine:
3.0, 1gb, 3 pcs of SCSI hardisk separated directories namely:


Please advice the best way to migrate.
Old 02-19-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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I would use rsync. Go to this thread here:
and read the rsync stuff I posted. Like it says in the post go throught he manpage of rsync for all the options that go with it, and backup anything that is important first!
Old 02-19-2005, 10:27 AM   #3
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if u r only concerned about the perfectness and accuracy
do it manually coz recently i have migrated my 3 servers

important files

web u r using apache 2. 0/
mail u r using sendmail /
dns u r using bind/
ftp u r using vsftpd/

important file

to back up






password files


if you have any important user data just back up user home dirs

and replace it on u r new server.
and check other minor issues to adjust

i hope it will work coz i worked in my case
if any issues jus mail me.
Old 02-20-2005, 06:24 AM   #4
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I am trying to move it to a remote machine, so I am trying to do a 'rcp' with -p.

A quick browse in google, I add /etc/hosts.equiv
with the content below:


then move to /root, vi /root/.rhosts

sourcemachine root

Then I go to my source machine(old machine), and do

rcp -p /home/someonelses.files sourcemachine:/root

But I get a message "connection refused".

What step I missed out? Both machine are inside a LAN environment, and my old machine is running ssh service.


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