Hello all --
I am replacing a server we have in work with a new one I built. The current server is running Fedora Core 6, and the newly-built server is running Fedora 8. The current server is primarily acting as a fileserver via Samba, allowing centralized folders for all the WinXP machines in the lab, and each of these XP machines is backed up to the server every night.
Anyway, I've never transferred user settings (et. al) from one server to an entirely different one. Also, I'm not proud, so I'll ask -- are there any "gotchas" I should be aware of when I undertake this move?
There are instructions at http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-move-migrate-user-accounts-old-to-new-server/
that look fairily comprehensive, and I know I'll need to transfer Samba users and the samba.conf file. I'm also planning on using rsync to copy the /home directories from the old server to the new server via the network, so if there are any of the myriad rsync switches I should use or avoid, I'd appreciate the heads-up.
Basically, never having done this before, I'm trying to avoid the forehead-slapping moment when I realize I've forgotten something...
Thanks for all advice.