Migrating (moving) users from one fedora machine to another fedora machine
Hello all u fedora fans out there!
Can anybody give some hints in how to successfully migrate user accounts from one fedora machine to another?
I did search on forums and such, but could not find any thread on this particular question ...
In my case I have a fedore core 2 machine with a number of users, which would have to be moved to the newly installed fedore core 4 machine.
Basically the most important data are the useraccounts with their passwords not to be lost, and the mails and the websites. Using openwebmail, /var/spool/mail as well as user created folders in home directories /home are to be transferred.
The steps I took so far :
I copied /var/spool/mail and /home as well as /var/www/html for the sites.
that seemed to have gone ok.
I did this using rsync with the option to preserve owner and time
rsync -apogt root@ip:/home/ /home
same I did thing for the /var/spool/mail and /var/www/html
2) copied the /etc/shadow, shadow- gshadow and gshadow- to the new server.
Now is the question, what else is needed ?
because clearly, there is a problem:
ls -l command in home for instance, shows the ownership of the folders as numbers instead of usernames.
changing a password of a user -- passwd "user" I get the user does not exist.
I hope someone has a hint ...
thanks in advance
Last edited by zanzan; 8th March 2006 at 11:36 AM.