Server Transfer/Restore Woes

suhailc

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Oct 4, 2004
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Hi folks,

I'm having a nightmare moving some accounts from one server to another.

The old server is running FreeBSD 6 and the new server CentOS 5.

I can backup a reseller's user accounts, but when trying to rsync it across it stalls possibly due to the OS difference. Only choice is to FTP files across.

I've managed to FTP across the full admin level backups.

However on new server, whenever running restores, dataskq starts some work, restores some accounts, and then dies. No task.queue left and the restore doesn't complete let alone start properly.

Also tried this with reseller level backups, and again dataskq doesn't complete the job.

Anyone had these problems? Aware of solutions? Ideas?
 

suhailc

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Oct 4, 2004
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Hi,

I solved my problem by upgrading FreeBSD to the latest 6.3 RELEASE, and then updating bsdtar, rsync & openssh-portable. That's solved the BSD stuff and the transport problems.

On CentOS, I had to manually install the latest version of GNU tar as the existing version was messing up when extracting the originally BSD compiled .tar.gz files.

winger - make sure both boxes are up2date and check you're running the latest version of rsync.
 
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