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Old 01-08-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
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I need to move my server from a computer to another how?

Another newbie question

I have one server for testing working fine, now I want to move it to a larger PC, (one that can hold 40 gigs or more).

The server does not have any graphic interface, plain command line to command a Samba file and domain server.

Do I have to install linux all over again on the new machine ?

Or do I copy the information and modify the network device conf (about the only device I need) if so How?


Old 01-08-2004, 06:58 PM   #2
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i'd probably do a fresh install, copy all the data files necessary, and make all the proper configurations, and leave the old system up for a bit after the new system is put to use incase smething goes wrong with the new one, then leave it attached to the network in a shutdown state for awhile after that, then if all goes well, then remove the old system., just my oppinion
Old 01-09-2004, 12:17 AM   #3
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DEfinatley agree with frieza. Trying to copy to much over could result in just as much time redo-ing things, if not more, than would a new install and copying a few service config files. for just a samba server, it should'nt take you more than two hours to have it all up and running... so, save your self the hassle of trying to convert it all, rework it all, test it all....


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