move config files from one server to another

Marco Obaid marco at MUW.EDU
Tue Oct 21 17:33:17 IST 2003


> I'm sorry to ask that, but could you give me the switches for tar (to create
> the archive)?  I've never done any recursive backup with tar yet... just want
> to make sure.

On your test server:
cd /etc
tar -cvf /tmp/ms-backup.tar ./MailScanner

This will tar MailScanner directory to a file ms-backup.tar and place the tar
file in /tmp

Now transfer ms-backup.tar to your new server and place it in /etc

 On your new server:
cd /etc
tar -xvf ms-backup.tar

Hope this helps

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