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Debian Linux Apache2

I tarred up the Sites-enabled and Sites-available directories and to move this to a new debian server.  How can I untar them to the existing  directory?  When I decompress they make a second directory under these.  

Also, will moving these directories be enough to move the web app from apache?  

Or could I use like rsync to make an exact replica of the server?

Thanks in advance!

Jackson
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It really depends upon how you have created your tar.  If you have included sub folders, they would be created if you untar it.

The important thing was to preserve permissions and perhaps the full paths as well.

Did you tar with permissions like
tar pcvf  tarfile.tar folder_to_be_tarred

First check your archive

tar tvf tar_filename.tar

This will show you what tarred.  If you untar, you will get all the folders that are contained in your archive.  Sort of answer your question?

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i use just pcv, but I could re-tar it.  When i untar it on the new folder it makes a directory under the sites-available called sitesavailable and then the sites are in there.  

How can I untar or move these websites to the sites-available directory?

Or how can i move these sites to the other directory?

Also, is it possible to just tar the entire apache2 directory and replace the one on the new server with this one?

Thanks for your help,

Jackson
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If I understand you correctly, all you need to is to move everything one directory level above

 mv maindir ..

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yes

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i actually got it tarred up but when i decompress it, it returns an error.  the file size is about 1 gb
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Are you just untarring it or uncompressing as well?  A simple tar archive is not compressed, just an archived file.

Did you try
tar tvf tarfile.tar
?

Is it just tar or tar.gz (tgz)? tar.bz2?

If you cannot see the contents, then it might be corrupted.

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