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Old 05-21-2004, 11:46 AM   #1
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which conf-files to backup for new installation

Hi Folks,

I have a Linux-Server (Redhat 7.2) running for a quite long time now, which serves Windows and Linux PC's in my local network.

There are 4 Harddisks in the server.

/(root) hda

/home hdb

/data0 hdc

/data1 hde

I put /home on an extra hd, because I thought it would be easier to update to a new distro.
For the new distro I just want to format / install new system and mount /home, /data0, /data1

Following servers are running and configuerd for my LAN

NFS for my Linux machines
Samba for my Windows machines
And finally APACHE2

Now I want to update to Fedora "core 2" or mandrake 10, still not sure.
But I want to do a full new install.

I could mount my /home HD to the new system thats not the problem,
but I want to have as few new-configuration as possible.

basically I have to backup:

/etc/exports for NFS
/etc/samba/smb.conf for SAMBA
commonhttpd.conf , httpd2.conf for APACHE

but then I still have to recreate USERS for Linux (watch out that they get the same User-id as the old because NFS won't work then)
recreate USERS for SAMBA ...
and maybe I've forgotten some confs
Will the (old) /home work with my new systems and my new created Users ?
Questions over questions.

Could anybody please tell me the best way to switch to an other distribution as flawlessly as possible with my configuration ?

Last edited by felicehome; 05-21-2004 at 11:48 AM.
Old 05-21-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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Mmm can't answer, 'cause i've never did a stuff like this. But i can give you a hint: take a look at Slack.


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