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Old 02-22-2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy Server migration on Redhat Linux 9

Hi all,

Is anyone have successfully done server migration on Redhat linux?

Having difficulty on migrate user email (/var/spool/mail) & home directory (/home) between two redhat linux 9 machine.

The old machine with clone hardware where new machine with IBM xSeries 206. Both having same services but while migrate the users mailbox....i having ownership issues....the ownership cannot be preserved.

have tried many method like ftp, samba, rcp, scp but all seems can't work. Try on use "tar" command also but same issues still occurred.

Urgently need a solution!!!!!

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Ownership issues? After copying the data over, do the users share the same uid?
Old 12-02-2005, 09:01 AM   #3
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Use rsync for complete backup & use -o - p -g -t options for preserving ownership, permission, groups & times.

I did the very same but for not complete migration.. i migrated my samba server.
So for this i followed this very same procedure... It was as easy as it comes.

Even if you donot follow this procedure, set uid & gid same as they were on other machine.



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