Okay, I had a freshly installed 6.3 on a machine (thanks Derek Ragona), and my intention is to use this new installation as a direct replacement of an older 5.3 box. This means using the same host name, IP address, and services. I want to make sure I've crossed all the t's.
I installed ilohamail and since I'm using mysql for the database, I need to bring over the tables. So I use mysqladmin to copy all databases and their tables from the old box and restore them on my new box. Copy over my users' home directories, and copy the /etc/master.passwd and /etc/passwd files. I need to bring over the old httpd.conf file so my virtual hosts are preserved. Also bring over the related directories with content. Run #hostname <new.name> to change the hostname, and edit the /etc/rc.conf file to make the change permanent. Edit the /etc/hosts file also, or copy over the old one. To change the address, vi the /etc/rc.conf file to edit the if_config lines (disconnect the old box from the network, first) and run #/etc/netstart Now I'm really unsure of this step: since this box is an important dns host, couldn't I copy the entre /var/named structure over? Or is is best to create fresh ones? It was well over two years ago when I set bind/rndc up, and I remember not enjoying that. I was hoping to use the same zone records. I'm the only one who ssh's in, so I don't care about those keys, but my main concern is to have the mail/dns flowing the way it was before. The mail is handled by a third party's (Sophos) own postfix implementation, and they have their own postgres database. Is there anything I've missed, or am way off on? Thanks. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"