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Posted on 2014-04-04
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Hello Experts

I'm doing a data transfer for a client next week (upgrading from an XP machine to a new one with Windows 7.  However I just found out that the old system is a dual-boot with Xubuntu.

Is there a tool similar to Windows Easy Transfer for Xubuntu, or do we need to do it manually?

Thanks

thedslguy
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No tool is necessary. All user settings are in the /home/username folder.
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Will Ubuntu also be installed on the new PC? Did the user save his data under Ubuntu on the Linux partition or on the Windows partition? Did he even use Ubuntu for data, or was that more for curiosity on how Linux works?

Basically I'd first ask the user how he worked under Linux... Based on that decide whether data even needs to be transfered or not.

You could setup UbuntuOne, which is free online storage, and then just have it backup the user's data to the cloud.
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rindi

Yes, she used it somewhat extensively, so she has data to move.

I won't have any other information until Tuesday when I pick up the old machine.

However, your questions pertained to Ubuntu.  The OS is Xubuntu.

I like the idea of backing up to the cloud, but will this work with this OS?





Then again......

ThomasMcA2:  would it work to simply save that file and then copy and paste to the new machine after Xubuntu has been installed?

tdg
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Whether it is Ubuntu or Xubuntu makes no difference. Xubuntu is Ubuntu with a more usable GUI and uses lower resources.

UbuntuOne is hosted by Ubuntu and of course it works with Xubuntu. It also works for other OS's. Chances are that it is already setup. Maybe if your not so used to Linux or Ubuntu ask the customer... Also, if he is going to use Ubuntu again on the new system, just make a backup image of it.

https://one.ubuntu.com/
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The guy who works for me had more expertise in this area than I realized.

Still he used both solutions.  Thus, the split

I hope you are both satisfied

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