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  1. #1

    How to save Soft & Config

    I have a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (i586) server that is dying (I think the disc is about to crash). I want to save all the installed software and all the configurations.

    To know what software is there installed, I use "rpm -qa > outlist.txt".

    But what files shall I (scp) copy ... to take away as much configuration files as possible ?

    Let's start with "/etc/*.conf", of course ... but is this enough ?

    The server basically runs a DHCP server and a DNS server (AFAIK ...)

    Thanks for any clue. Sebastian.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Hello and welcome!

    If cloning is a viable option, you could consider using clonezilla, partclone, or partimage to make a system image and then restore that image to the new drive as long as the new drive is the same size or bigger.

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