Moving master.passwd file between servers... is this correct?
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Mar 11 08:08:03 UTC 2010
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On 11/03/2010 05:41:10, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Mar 10), Modulok said:
>> I need to migrate a passwd file from an old 6.2 server to a newer 8.0
>> server (different box). This is what I did:
>> copied the '/etc/master.passwd' from old server to '/etc/master.passwd'
>> on new server then ran:
>> pwd_mkdb /etc/master.passwd && pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd
>> It seems to work, but is this correct? I'd hate to miss somethign before
>> it goes online.
> Yep, that should work. Don't forget to update /etc/groups too.
And try running 'mergemaster -p' which should let you merge in any new
system accounts (ignore all the other bits it looks at).
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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