Migration planning - old system to new

Erich Dollansky oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Mon Jan 25 00:42:46 UTC 2010


On 24 January 2010 pm 14:42:11 John wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 10:55:14AM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> >
> > how did you handle the strange group IDs?
> Have not done that yet.  My current best plan (which I'm not
> really crazy about, but haven't come up with anything better)
> is to do 121 "find /home -uid ... -exec chown {} +" and 37

have you ever thought that it does not really matter as you have 
control over the group file. You can leave your strange group IDs 
but you must maintain your group file by hand. You might have to 
check it after each new software installation but for the 
operation for machine, it should not matter.

> And, of course, there's the whole matter of migrating the
> passwords...

This I never did.
> It probably is, but I see so much of other servers running on
> similar hardware with a certain other operating system that
> have a reguluar 30-day scheduled reboot, it still delights me.
> I just wanted to share my delight!

Is it a Tuesday?


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