Moving master.passwd file between servers... is this correct?
modulok at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 02:59:34 UTC 2010
Thanks guys, it worked!
On 3/11/10, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:
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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).
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