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Old 08-21-2004, 01:22 AM   #1
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Question Moving users from a 9.1 install to another 9.1 install

G'day all.

Some load distribution between services is required on my servers.

I am unable to find up-to-date information on how to move users from one server, to another.

Both servers are running Slackware 9.1, and the passwords are shadowed.

A point in the right direction would be most useful.


Old 08-21-2004, 01:34 AM   #2
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For my part, I would do :

# archive the users directories, with users permissions retained
# I would use one archive.tar.gz per user directory
tar czvf username.tar.gz /home/username

# then untar archives to new location
cd /new/location
tar xzvf username.tar.gz

After that, two possibilities :
1. copy /etc/group /etc/passwd /etc/shadow
2. or redo useradd, passwd by hand for each user (with paying attention to give them the original uid and gid)


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