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Thread: Sles 9 to Opensuse 11.4 Migration

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    Default Sles 9 to Opensuse 11.4 Migration

    Hi,

    I have a Sles 9 system that I want to migrate to Opensuse 11.4 on a new box.
    The sles 9 system is using software raid 1.

    Please comment on my intended plan.
    1. Stick a new Hard drive into sles 9 system.
    2. Boot with System Rescue CD and clone Sles 9 Drive (/dev/sda) onto a new drive.
    i.e. I will not clone the mirrored drive. Therefore my new system will have a broken mirror.

    3. Stick the new cloned HD into new box. Stick in a new hardrive to fix the broken mirror.
    4. I dont expect the system to boot from HD due to new hardware.
    5. Insert Suse 11.4 DVD and perform upgrade. Hopefully this works!
    6. Copy partition table from /dev/sda to blank hd's /dev/sdb
    7. Use mdadm to sync the mirror drives.
    8. Uses Gparted to expand the drives to use max capacity of new drives.

    I kindly request the advice of linux gurus on the plan above.... Will it work? Is there another way of doing it?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Basheer

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    Default Re: Sles 9 to Opensuse 11.4 Migration

    I seriously doubt if an upgrade will work or that the installer will even try. SLES and openSUSE are different families of products. One's enterprise, the other's community.

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    Default Re: Sles 9 to Opensuse 11.4 Migration

    Somebody has done something similar:

    TechnoBlog: Convert SLES to OpenSUSE

    Regards

    Basheer

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    Default Re: Sles 9 to Opensuse 11.4 Migration



    > I kindly request the advice of linux gurus on the plan above.... Will
    > it work? Is there another way of doing it?


    I don't know if the "upgrade" will work.

    As to the cloning, there are many ways. Me, I first install a small
    partition in the target computer with the target system, that will serve as
    "rescue" system. From that one, I would create the raid devices, then copy
    over the original system via network. Then install grub on that one and
    boot it.

    One of many ways, I'm sure.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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