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Old 06-01-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Upgrading from 2005 to 2010


I've been using 2005 for several years, and now my box has crashed. I bought a new machine and want to install 2010, and then try to get all the data I need off the old hard drive. I have a caddy to put the old drive in, but I need to know how to get email addys and other stuff into the new machine. I'm guessing I can import them directly into the new machines email app, but is there any pitfalls to this. I also have several different users on the old drive for emails and profiles. I had been using Netscape for browsing and email, but I guess I'll have to go with Firefox, and another email client. What should I watch out for? Are there any shortcuts?

Any help will be appreciated.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Hi, check out rsync

type man rsync or rsync --help

Rsync is good for this as it does not change permissions of the files.

The biggest hurdle is that kde4 is now present instead of kde3.

And Mandriva 2010.1 (spring) is soon to be released (June 3).

I generally use it for backups and swapping system files for different setups.

Code:
sudo rsync -av /home/glenn/My_system/backup/backup-etc-sys/etc-mdv2009.1/hosts.deny /etc/hosts.deny
hope this helps.

Man page...
http://linux.die.net/man/1/rsync

Tutorial
http://everythinglinux.org/rsync/


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Old 06-03-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thanx for the information. Will rsync work with just the old drive in a caddy, plugged into a USB port, or will I need another machine running to send data?

Many thanx again
 
Old 06-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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It will work on anything, even across the world.

You just need the device address.

Once it's plugged in, it may pop up as a new device, asking what you want to do with it. Easy!

But if not, type lsusb, to see if it is listed.

is so use df to find it's address. Type df and hit enter.

df will list all your drives.

cheers, Glenn
 
Old 06-04-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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Glenn,

Many thanx. I'll give it a try tomorrow after I get 2010 installed.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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Another possible plan

Glenn,

I had another idea that might help in upgrading. My other half is used to 2005, and using Netscape 7 for browsing and email. I got to thinking, which in my case might be dangerous, and thought about dual booting. I can put the old hard drive from the old machine in the caddie, install 2005 again to it, and set up lilo to boot the drive via USB.If I don't format the home partition, all the stuff will still be there. Does this make sense? That way the Mrs. can still use her old apps and email stuff until I have a chance to get everything transferd over to 2010. I'll try it and see how it works.
 
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Does this make sense? That way the Mrs. can still use her old apps and email stuff until I have a chance to get everything transferd over to 2010. I'll try it and see how it works.
Sounds good, it should work.

Then you could use the Mandriva tools to set a mount point for the (old 2005) home partition. Or edit the /etc/fstab.

cheers Glenn
 
  


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