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    Question How to transfer user accounts?


    Hi,
    I'm going to move my old linux to the other new machine. However, how can I backup all those user accounts and restore them on the new machine? Please help. Thanks.

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    That's it? Thank you man. Let me try it.
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    There is more that you need to copy. The first thing you should copy is the /etc/group file. If you don't, what happens to all the owners of the files?
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    Thx MattWil and realnowhereman,
    So, what I should to do is:

    1/ Copy /home/user directory
    2/ Copy /etc/passwd
    3/ Copy /etc/shadow
    4/ Copy /root
    5/ Copy /etc/group

    Thanks again.
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    Sorry if this is late but copy /etc/group first. If you don't then when you copy /home/user all of the files will lose their group setting.
    -MattWil

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