I have Virtualmin 1.226 (EA1) on (Redhat Enterprise Linux 3ES) installed and working.
I am about to move this installation to a new server and hope to accomplish this by a simple restore. I expect to follow this procedure:
- Install current Virtualmin pro (2.99) on the new RHEL4 box.
- Restore all users (etc/passwd and friends) from the RHEL3 box.
- Restore the entire /home directory structure* from the RHEL3 box.
- Restore the Virtualmin configuration* from the RHEL3 box.
- Use "Virtualmin Servers/Change IP Address" to update shared address.
- Restore MySQL database from the RHEL3 box.
*backups made with Virtualmin backup utilities.
I hope this will result in a running installation on the RHEL4 box, but I am concerned about changes in IP addresses in httpd.conf, DNS config and other possible locations. Might there be issues with Postfix config and others? I have several virtual hosts with dedicated IP address, so I suspect there will be some manual updating required.
I have 16 sites total, so a search and replace to change IP addresses is tolerable, if know all the places to look, but if there is a better way I’d like to hear about it.
I have looked at "Chapter 9. Migrating to Virtualmin" in the manual, but this does not appear to apply to a Virtualmin-to-Virtualmin migration.
If this is likely to result in a big mess, where I would be better off creating the virtual servers, DNS config, email config, users and groups, etc "by hand" using the Virtualmin UI, I would like to know that before I spend a lot of time trying to do it "the easy way".
Comments, ideas and experience in this area would be most helpful.
Thanks in advance,