Migrating to another server...how to

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Migrating to another server...how to

Postby echo4mic » 2006-07-21 22:00

I have a Debian server inplace now, but I need to replace it with newer hardware....
What is the fastest/easiest way to get the new hardware configured with the same packages as the existing server?

I could simply run my code on the new server and see what missing packages are squacked about, and then install them as I encounter problems...
Or I could get a list of installed packages and install them one by one...

but I was hoping that there might be a more automated way of doing this.

Any one have any ideas for me?

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Postby Harold » 2006-07-21 22:16

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Postby Grifter » 2006-07-21 22:16

the software shouldn't care what sort of hardware you have, the drivers are all in the kernel, and assuming you have a stock debian kernel there should be plenty of modules available for all sorts of drivers

edit: I misread your intentions, well one way could simply be to plop the old harddrive into a new machine (:
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