Solved

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

Posted on 2008-10-27
2
345 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
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

0
Comment
Question by:toben88
2 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
fosiul01 earned 500 total points
ID: 22813156
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/
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:omarfarid
ID: 22813767
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.

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can upgrade Python from version 2.7.6 to Python 2.7.10 on the Linux Mint operating system. I am using an Oracle Virtual Box where I have installed Linux Mint operating system version 17.2. Once yo…
It’s 2016. Password authentication should be dead — or at least close to dying. But, unfortunately, it has not traversed Quagga stage yet. Using password authentication is like laundering hotel guest linens with a washboard — it’s Passé.
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question