[LON-CAPA-admin] server migration

Stefan Bisitz st.bisitz at fh-wolfenbuettel.de
Tue Sep 4 17:02:19 EDT 2007

Hi Lars,

Lars Jensen wrote:
> We're in the process of migrating our server to a new suse server. 
> We ran FC 3 on the old server.

We changed our server some weeks ago from SLES9 to FC5 and changed the
hardware, too. Additionally, we changed IP address AND host name. Yes,
that's really not the best idea, but it was necessary. We finally succeeded.

really helps!

> I have installed the OS, and all the 
> loncapa prerequisites, and dependencies. I have also transferred 
> /home/httpd from the old server, and run UPDATE. Finally I have
> manually created two user accounts on the new server, using the
> same usernames as on the old server,one for the DC, and an
> instructor account for myself. I did not transfer any passwd or
> group files because I wasn't sure whether it would cause issues
> with the uid's and gid's. Do I need to do this?

As mentioned in hardwareupgrade.html paragraph 7, we only transfered the
"real" accounts (user accounts which belong to real users), not the
system accounts beacuse of the different system structure.

Hope this helps a bit.

Stefan Bisitz

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