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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    @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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    @CyberNerd - Will give that a go. I am guessing I can keep my existing Server going whilst I do all this? Users wont know?
    Yes, until the point when the new server has the IP address of the old server (copying /etc/network/interfaces and restarting the NIC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    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.
    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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