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Hi, I'm new to linux (and this site), but I'm a computer technician at my university (mostly windows computers) but I'm responsible for upgrading 5 Suse Linux computers from 9.3 ...
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    Upgrading from Suse 9.3 to 10.2


    Hi, I'm new to linux (and this site), but I'm a computer technician at my university (mostly windows computers) but I'm responsible for upgrading 5 Suse Linux computers from 9.3 to the current 10.2 OS. I need to make sure all the settings, software, user accounts (about 30 of them), and data files all remain in place and intact. I've done a few linux installations from a freshly formatted hard drive, but nothing where i've just needed to upgrade and retain everything.

    How do I go about doing this? Is there an option when booting from the installation DVD to do this?

    TIA

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    it will be a bit time consuming to upgrade. a lot of things are changed 10.2. you might get problems. backup data and give it a shot.






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    can anyone tell me what I should be backing up to retain all user account settings? Like which configuration files? This whole Linux thing is confusing...

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    you have to copy all the data in User's Home folder. check this thread.





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    thanks for your replies...that's a good starting point.

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