Enabling NFS on debian server
I currently have a home server running Debian Etch. It has been running just fine for almost a year now, but the only issue that I have is that in order to have my linux based laptops and desktops connect to the server to share files, I am using Samba and PAM authentication.
This is working just fine and I used it mostly because I do still have a single Windows machine, but now that I am going to be moving that machine to linux also, I would like to eliminate Samba and just do file and printer sharing natively in linux.
The server currently is setup using the ext3 file system and I have read that I think I need to either enable or use NFS on the server. Is there any easy way to do this now that everything is already setup or do I need to basically reinstall the entire server machine?
If I have to re-setup the server then this would be as good a time as any to do some of the other things that I want down there, but I would prefer to not do them at the present time. I will be adding a new server box here shortly and I was going to use the new box as the primary server and the current one as a secondary web and email server.
So is it possible to just enable or move from ext3 to NFS without losing all my data?