Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-23-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2011
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Ubunut to CentOS with tar =)

Hello, so I have a ubunut server running, it host a wordpress, minecraft, and soon a mail server soon. The issue I have is I want to migrate to CentOS.

I used tar and added my entire directory to it. So I have this large tar with -cpvzf

Now I have sent copied them over and extracted them to the new centos system but I have a thought. Is it possible to unload them to a centos install and not have to redoo all the configs and such?

I feel the answer will be no as ubuntu and centos are VERY different cause centos is rpm.

Thanks Again everyone =)
Old 10-24-2011, 07:05 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,289

Rep: Reputation: 378Reputation: 378Reputation: 378Reputation: 378
In principle it would be possible to do a live migration from Ubuntu to CentOS (after all Linux From Scratch can be built from a different host distribution or LiveCD), but honestly the process would be so complex and error-prone you'd most likely render your system non-functional. If it were me, I'd just install CentOS on the server as usual, wiping out the Ubuntu server install, and then manually install the server and other software that you need. Make sure you take a full backup of the Ubuntu server before doing this (you might even want to use something like Clonezilla to produce a bootable bare metal recovery disk in case something goes wrong). You also should verify the back-up of the old server before proceeding.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using UBUNUT in Ministry Karwan Linux - Networking 2 04-07-2010 10:04 AM
been researching for a home server - Amahi , Ubunut or CentOS linux_sj Linux - Newbie 1 04-05-2010 02:00 PM
[SOLVED] How can I convert an rpm to a tar.gz in CentOS 5.3? daniwins Linux - Software 3 01-11-2010 04:28 PM
BackUp & Restore with TAR (.tar / .tar.gz / .tar.bz2 / tar.Z) asgarcymed Linux - General 5 12-31-2006 03:53 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration