Move accounts from one Linux server to another? Keep all the passwords?

I had to make a new server to replace the old. Now that it is up and what is the easiest way to move all the accounts/passwords etc so everything works as it did on the old server?

I can tar the files and move them, but will they automatically work with correct permissions? How do I move accounts and passwords?

I am using Centos 5.2 which is the clone of Red Hat Enterprise

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fosiul01Commented:
chck this one

how to migrate user accounts from one server to another

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-move-migrate-user-accounts-old-to-new-server/
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omarfaridCommented:
you need to copy the following files (better to tar them):

/etc/passwd
/etc/shadow
/etc/group

Also, you need to create the home directories.

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