Hey thanks in advance for any input. I need to clone a linux server that is at risk of dying. It is running Fedora Core 3, it runs several ODBC and Mysql queries that are vital to the company, I tried setting up another machine running centos 4.5 and copying the scripts for DB generation and etc to the new machine, but I could not match the setup exactly with ssh keys, users and permissions to get it to work.
I did a clone of the hard disk using dd that worked fine on the same system, but it does not work if I place it in a different machine, even if the specs on the machine are similar. The system boots but the kernel panics before anything gets going.
I can post error messages if I am on the right track, but please somebody point me in the right direction on how to setup this clone server that can be plugged in to replace the current one in case of complete failure.