Move your Ubuntu system in 3 simple steps

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Move your Ubuntu system to another computer in 3 simple steps

 

this will also move problems I don't recommend this just move key program installation files instead email firefox etc.

 

Prerequisites:

 

The same version of Ubuntu is installed on both machines. The architecture (32/64 bit) can be different.

 

Step 1: Store the list of installed packages

 

Run the following command on the source machine to store the installed packages names in ~/pkglist:sudo dpkg --get-selections | sed "s/.*deinstall//" | sed "s/install$//g" > ~/pkglist

 

Step 2: Transfer your config

 

Use scp or rsync or even a flash drive to transfer your home directory (~/*, ~/.*), the source list (/etc/apt/sources.list) and any other files you customized or installed (like apache config under /etc or softwares on /opt) from the source machine to the target one.

 

Step 3: Install packages

 

On the target machine run the following command in a failsafe terminal session to install your packages: sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install `xargs -a ~/pkglist`

 

That’s all folks!

 

Log into your new machine and keep working as if you were using the previous one.

 

Restarting samba with ubuntu 10.04

 

sudo service smbd restart

 

Crontab

 

fire up the editor

 

crontab -e