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Migrate a fedora

Posted on 2006-05-05
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Hi , i have to migrate an existing server  ( Server A ) to a new server ( Server B )

Server A : acutaly runs firewall , apache , mysql and others services and i need to migrate to the new server  , this is the servers config :

server a : fedora 4 64 bits , runing services : dhcp , httpd , squid , mysql , ftp , Firewall

server b : fedora 5 64 bits have to run the same services

wath i can do to migrate it in the must easy way , i want to use the same ip adrress to dont change anything in all desktops

thanks Experts
Question by:diegomirner
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pjedmond earned 1000 total points
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I'm assuming that you have users on the server that have customised all sorts of things, and you don't want to disrupt their environment? If you want to change absolutely nothing, then I'd suggest that you have a go at cloning the hard drive to the new server.....however, this would cause discrepancies in the hardware. On restart kudzu should automatically change these to the correct values.

You now need to update the server from FC4 to FC5. This can be done  in 2 ways:

1.  With yum:

http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq .... but be aware that there may be a few 'glitches'.

2.  Usese the FC5 install discs and select 'upgrade' when you reach that point in the install  process.

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......of course you've taken a full backup before starting this process;)

Author Comment

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ok , thanks , its a good idea , can you please gibe an idea about what software i can use for cloning

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I guess that I ought to finish this off:)

To clone the whole drive:


To clone a partition:


Alternatively just copy the files:

scp -R
cp -R



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