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7th February 2012, 03:48 PM #1
Move Ubuntu XIBO Server
I have an Ubuntu Server which started as a test server sitting on a Dell Optiplex 760. We installed XIBO on it and now it has taken off with staff so much that we cant remove it as XIBO is used extensively. I need to use the 760 as a desktop PC again. What I would like to do is move the whole install onto an old Cachepilot box we have.
Will that be possible? If not can I build up the new server and then transfer all the XIBO content onto it?
I dont really want to start from scratch and I dont think the users want to lose all their templates and resources they have put onto XIBO.
7th February 2012, 04:17 PM #2
The easiest way to move a ubuntu install is:
1) copy config files (usually in /etc /usr/local/etc and /opt )
2) get list of installed packages using " dpkg --get-selections > installed-packages.txt "
3) install same version of ubuntu on target machine
4) update then copy installed-packages.txt to target machine
5) run "dpkg --set-selections < installed-packages.txt"
6) copy the /etc config files back
7) install any other software (xibo) the config files should be present
I've recovered a server like this in less than an hour.
7th February 2012, 04:31 PM #3
As above, or see if you can convert it to a VM from the running machine, and pull it onto a virtual host. Not much easier than above, and you'll need a VT capable host.
7th February 2012, 04:36 PM #4
@CyberNerd - Will give that a go. I am guessing I can keep my existing Server going whilst I do all this? Users wont know?
@3s-gtech - We use Hyper-V and I tried hosting an Ubuntu VM on it before but you cant remote to it. You have to be at the console of the Hyper-V host to actually interact with it. It wont recognise Mouse and Keyboard inputs from a remote session. VM would have been my prefered option.
7th February 2012, 04:46 PM #5
Yes, until the point when the new server has the IP address of the old server (copying /etc/network/interfaces and restarting the NIC)
Originally Posted by fiza
7th February 2012, 06:23 PM #6
Ah, see my Xibo is hosted on Debian - there is no remoting to it as such, just SSH - which is plenty to keep it going. Do you need to be able to get at anything other than the terminal?
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