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Date:      Thu, 14 Nov 2002 08:20:08 +0200
From:      "Doron Shmaryahu" <doron@home.crc.co.za>
To:        "Craig M. Luchtefeld" <craig@2400baud.com>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Migrating Linux to FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <017c01c28ba5$e2055460$0801a8c0@dman>
References:  <000101c28b8f$ef81a370$0500000a@x00000000>

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Hi,

if you would like I have a procedure and scripts that will convert linux
password file to freebsd format.

Doron
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig M. Luchtefeld" <craig@2400baud.com>
To: <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:43 AM
Subject: Migrating Linux to FreeBSD


> Hello all,
>
> Ive inherited control of two linux boxes at work which provide
> essentially nothing more than mail and ftp access to a bunch of external
> customers.  We host their domains on these two servers and they either
> pop-off or access their email through squirrelmail.  To make a really
> long story short, we're looking to setup two boxes in parallel, migrate
> the data, test for a week or so, and then switch the old boxes out.
>
> I know enough in Linux and FreeBSD to get by, but I have a bit more
> experience with FreeBSD and love how easy it is to install new apps,
> update apps, etc.  My question is this: are there any known good
> procedures on how to migrate roughly 200 users on a RedHat 6.2 linux
> server over to a FreeBSD server?  Im looking basically to retain their
> username/passwords and their mail.  Everything else is going to be
> installed from scratch using FreeBSD 4.7.
>
> Thanks in advance for any ideas/help.
>
> Craig
>
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