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Copy test server to 1&1

Postby chrisricci » 2012/11/16 18:32:27

Hello,

Please forgive my ignorance but if you could reply in simple terms with details I would greatly appreciate it.

I have a CentOS 6.0 test server.

I just purchased a CentOS 6.0 server from 1&1.

I want to copy everything from my test server to my 1&1 server and have that go live.

Can someone please point me in the right direction to get started?

Can I just tar everything up and untar the whole sever on the 1&1 server? I am coming from a Windows background and am new to servers so this is a little bit overwelming to me. I don't understand how I can just copy the files over without having to reinstall but a few people have told me that is the buety of Linux.

Thank you very, very much.
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Re: Copy test server to 1&1

Postby hawkmage » 2012/11/26 17:37:21

What kind of "server" are you talking about and what is "everything" you want to copy?

In most circumstances you are not going to be able to just copy applications like Apache to a server but you can copy the web content and it's configuration.
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Re: Copy test server to 1&1

Postby TrevorH » 2012/11/26 21:02:38

and 2) Don't go live on CentOS 6.0, you need to upgrade to 6.3 before you go live. Just run `yum update` and the rest will happen but 6.0 is old, buggy and contains numerous security flaws that have been patched in the later release.
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Copy test server to 1&1

Postby JimsOffice » 2012/11/30 13:40:29

Can I just tar everything up and untar the whole sever on the 1&1 server? I am coming from a Windows background and am new to servers so this is a little bit overwelming to me. I don't understand how I can just copy the files over without having to reinstall but a few people have told me that is the buety of Linux.


No. As suggested, you need to copy over only the data, e. g. contents of /var/www/, database files (dump database from old system, reload into new), various config files in /etc, etc.

For more detailed instructions, we need to know what the server is used for, Mail? Web? Database? File storage? Picture galleries? What?

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