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    Default Backup and restore data

    Dear all,
    Unfortunately I have been using an antique version of SuSE that is 10.1. However, I would like to shift to the latest version OpenSuSE 13.X. Could you please help me to backup all the data in 10.1.
    Main application are:
    Apache hosting a small web portal - php , mysql used as data base
    Iptables,squid for firewall (2 NICs used)
    shared drives with samba
    gateway to the LAN

    May I kindly get a detailed idea before I proceed my work.

    Thank you

    Regards,
    Dinesh

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    Default Re: Backup and restore data

    On 2014-05-17 11:16, dineshdawadi wrote:
    >
    > Dear all,
    > Unfortunately I have been using an antique version of SuSE that is 10.1.


    You know that you can upgrade it, in perhaps 3 or 4 steps, using the
    offline upgrade procedure, all the way to 13.1? Jumping two or three
    versions each time.

    Offline upgrade
    method


    > However, I would like to shift to the latest version OpenSuSE 13.X.
    > Could you please help me to backup all the data in 10.1.
    > Main application are:
    > Apache hosting a small web portal - php , mysql used as data base
    > Iptables,squid for firewall (2 NICs used)
    > shared drives with samba
    > gateway to the LAN


    Make a copy of every file, using rsync, to another hard disk. Then
    install 13.1 fresh, and install everything you need, from scratch,
    again, looking at the configuration files stored in the backup for those
    applications as a guide.

    A better alternative is, after doing the backup, install fresh to a
    different partition instead, and work thee recreating all those services
    and apps. As this takes time, you can still boot the old partition when
    needed. Or just to find out how it worked.


    You need, of course, current knowledge of those applications and
    services, to know what you have to do. In this situation, it helps to
    read the written notes taken when you did it all the first time...

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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