Questions about how to switch from one setup to another. For example, this could be about how to move data from one program or OS to another, or how one can ease the transition between different desktop environments. This is a broad topic and more specific tags should be used alongside this one.

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Clone/Migrating internal HDD to SSD

I have a internal 500GB HDD but with only 6GB used. I want to migrate/clone this to a 240GB SSD that will be connected to my laptop through a HD dock. What is the easiest way? Thanks Nick
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while moving to a new server, is it ok to create system accounts?

I should move all the data, installations from server A to server B. Both are Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There is a much-used instruction set here. One thing I don't understand is You should never ever ...
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Cannot boot from SSD in ubuntu 15.10

I bought a new SSD and decided to migrate my Ubuntu(in HDD). /dev/sda (SSD) /dev/sdb (HDD) Using a Live USB I created a partition in SSD and copy /dev/sdb2(which is /) to /dev/sda1 using rsync -a. ...
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Would I need to reinstall OS after I inserted hard drive from one laptop to another

The title is self-explanatory. I have two laptops: the first is as good as broken and the second lacks hard-drive. So I figured it's best to make them one by moving the hard-drive from one to another. ...
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Is there a way to clone my desktop ubuntu to my laptop? [duplicate]

I've been transitioning to Ubuntu for the last year and have my main PC running Ubuntu as the only OS now. My issue is that I will going on the road for 2 months and taking my desktop PC with me is ...
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Win 7 Migration

I have just built a kubuntu WS for a friend and did the right thing and took a full backup of the old windows software, including Documents, pictures and downloads etc using "Easy file Transfer" ...
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How to get prepared for migrating to Debian from Ubuntu [closed]

I am starting to feel that Ubuntu does not follow the ideals of free software, and would like to make a switch. I am having Debian in mind, but am not sure if the switch would be too much painful. ...
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Migrating from Windows7 to Ubuntu

Finally, this is the time to throw Windows to the trash and start working with Ubuntu! Due to the fact that I had never did it before I would like to ask first in order to avoid further problems. I ...
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Migrating contacts on Windows 10(thunderbird) to Ubuntu(thunderbird)

I have windows 10 on my computer together with Ubuntu 1404. windows 10 has been operating Outlook as email client and also has Thunderbird installed.Ubuntu 1404 is running on the same hdd virtually ...
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Ubuntu Firmware for Meizu MX4

I own a Meizu MX4 device with Flyme Firmware on it... I'm interested if there is a way to get and flash Ubuntu on it, because I would really like to try new Ubuntu OS? Thnx!
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Migrating from Ubutu to ElementaryOS [closed]

I have lots of important development files and set up in my ubuntu installation. But now after trying ElementaryOS, I'd like to make it my primary OS. Since everything in Linux is a file. I was ...
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Migrate applications from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron laptop. But recently it has been crashed. Now i want to install Ubuntu 15.04. but i have already several software installed in Ubuntu 14.04. Is it ...
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Windows to Kubuntu migration with multiple encrypted disk

I am going to extend my system from Windows 7 x64 Pro to dual boot with Kubuntu 15.04. I am trying to figure out the migration strategy. My system has several TrueCrypt encrypted hard disks. One of ...
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Migrate Gitlab users from older gitlab version to newer?

I have a new ubuntu server 14.04 with gitlab 7.2 installed. The repos I copy as bare repos from my old server 12.04 with gitlab 6.x and do a rake import to make them work in the new version. But what ...
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Migrating Thunderbird Mails from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 ?

I found this question but it is not about Mail, is just profile. I want to migrate all my e-mail in Thunderbird and attachment from Windows 7 to my Thunderbird in my Ubuntu 14.04. Exists a program ...
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Backup doubts: how can I use my backup files

I'm using Deja Dup for backing up my files and I have some doubts. 1) can I restore an old backup on a new computer (so with different drivers, partitions..)? For example migrating from ubuntu x.x to ...
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Migrate from Centos 7 to Ubuntu

How would one go about migrating from Centos 7 to Ubuntu without losing data? Or is it even relatively possible?
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kvm live migration across ubuntu hosts, how live is live?

I am exploring KVM live migration. I got three VMs running on VMWare workstation. Two of them are KVM hosts and one of them is NFS. The two KVM hosts are ubuntu 14, the one nfs also running ubuntu 14 ...
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btrfs: Resultant copy is twice the size of source

I just got an SSD and wanted to migrate my current Ubuntu installation to take advantage of its performance. So I booted to an Ubuntu live CD, mounted source (ext4) and target (SSD, btrfs mounted ...
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How to migrate ASP.net website from Windows Azure server to Linux? [duplicate]

I'm planning to migrate an ASP.net website from windows azure server to another host with Linux system. i know there is a way to do it but i'm not sure how? what are the pro's and cons for this? I've ...
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GPT PMBR size mismatch after dd clone

I am migrating my Ubuntu EFI boot system to a larger hdd. I used the command dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda I did not dismount the inputfile before copying and the outputfile was fresh unpartitioned ...
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Migrate root filesystem from btrfs to ext4

I want migrate a Ubuntu installation off of btrfs as root because it frequently hangs and causes out of space errors and I really don't need the snapshots. The partition was created empty and not ...
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How to migrate a bootable ubuntu installation from one partition to other

I have installed Ubuntu 14LTS on one of the two partitions of 32GB pen drive. Now i want to have more space for Ubuntu partition. How can i migrate this bootable partition to partition. Can i use ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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Sharing Thunderbird profiles Windows and Ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to have TB use the same set of messages, folders, calendar from both ubuntu 14.04 and W7. This thread seems to answer my question, but it pertains to ubuntu 11.10. My reputation isn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM - error: internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: qemu-system-x86_64:

I am trying to migrate a KVM guest from one Ubuntu 14.04 host to another by following the steps outlined here. I now have the "state" file, xml configuration, and qcow2 img file in a single folder on ...
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XP to 14.04 migration [duplicate]

my puter: 2.3 ghz sempron, 4 g ram, 500gb hd, nvidia 6100 nforce405 chipset/gt240 gc, win xp. I want to know if i can run 14.04 64 bit ubuntu.
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Migrate from wamp to lamp

I'm well experienced with WAMP, now it's time for LAMP. I have very little knowledge with linux, just finished setting up the OS. My questions are, basically: is there any difference between ...
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Migrate Mint->Ubuntu

Is there a fairly clean way to migrate from Mint (Petra, Cinnamon, 64bit) to Ubuntu (14.04 LTS, Gnome, 64bit) without losing most of my setup and application installs? FWIW, /var and /home are on ...
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After installing Ubuntu Windows-8 is gone, How to get back access?

Today I installed Ubuntu on my computer, and I thought, It would install Ubuntu beneath the already installed Windows installation. But I cannot access and start Windows any more. Can someone please ...
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Migrating program files and projects from windows7 to Ubuntu

Is it possible to import program files projects (C/C++ and fortran) files application software already saved or installed from windows7 system and its desktop to Ubuntu 14.04 without any damage?
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migrate from Thunderbird to Evolution without re-downloading IMAP mails

I have about 3GB mails hold for offline usage in my thunderbird and it would take quite a while on a slow iinternet connection to re-download them all again in evolution. Is there a way to install ...
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What is the best way to migrate to Ubuntu from CentOS 6.5?

Used Fedora until Gnome 2 vanished and MATE was not yet fully functional. Migrated to CentOS(now 6.5), and am now building a new machine, wondering if I should try returning to Fedora(19) now that ...
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How to migrate(change) from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu Server?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version, I would like to use Ubuntu 14.04 Server. Is it possible to migrate (change) from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server without losing data from my system?
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migrating ubuntu system to a different machine

I wish to migrate my Ubuntu system, the source system to an existing Ubuntu system, the target system. They run 12.04 and 14.04 respectively. Basically, I want all (or most if that is the best we can ...
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Personal Package Archive (PPA) export

I plan to upgrade a machine from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. I explore the best way to export the Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository list and import it back after the migration? Does backing-up ...
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Can I Recover Firefox and Tor Bookmarks?

I will be going back to Windows, because after months of dealing with Linux, I realized it's not for me. In short, right now Linux won't present the login screen. There are things I want to save ...
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Is there a way to copy installed application into another OS?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 on both of My Laptop and PC. I've installed many applications on my PC. I don't want to download all these apps again and reinstall them on Laptop. What method should I take to ...
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Migrating from Windows XP to Ubuntu

I have a 5 year old notebook computer. It uses Windows XP, and as you might know, this OS now has no support at all. It has a 1.60GHz, 0.98GB of RAM. What would you guys recommend me , in order for ...
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using rsync between 2 ubuntu servers having a folder with SPACE in the name, how to make it work?

I used rsync alot, but never found out how to copy a folder which had a space in the name. like this : sudo rsync -rv myuseraccount@192.168.xxx.xx:/data/svn/my folder /data/svn/ i tried already ...
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how to export an ssl certificate from one to another server? Server migration

I have an ssl certificate on one server and i am migrating this machine. Can I simply copy paste that certificate? When I have ssl mods installed and enabled? On the old server I use apache and on ...
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Users can't login after migrating to new server

I am setting up a new Ubuntu Server 13.10 and copied over the user passwords and home directories from my old server (12.10) following the instructions I found here. Unfortunately now I can't login to ...
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Migrate from Opensuse to Ubuntu

I have been tasked by my job to upgrade their opensuse environment to ubuntu. I am a novice level linux user (ive only really played/studied with ubuntu) and I honestly dont even know where to start. ...
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Moving from elementary OS to Xubuntu

One of my Pcs is dualbooted between elementary os luna running on kernel 3.11 and xubuntu 3.10. Elementary os is no longer booting correctly, it's booting into tty. I am unable to connect to the ...
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Copying Linux partition from an HDD to a SSD

OK, I have a laptop with an HDD drive and I also have a SSD drive. I would like to replace the former with the latter without having to reinstall everything. What I found after a bit of research was ...
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How to get a list of installed applications without booting into Ubuntu?

I have a laptop whose HDD is dying and has become read only. I can't boot the system into Ubuntu but I can read the Ubuntu partition using a live disk. Is there any way that I can get a list of ...
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Is UBUNTU ready for the surge of (possible) new users? [closed]

With Windows XP Professional (SP3) coming to EOL. Is Ubuntu ready to welcome a surge of new windows users? The first thing people will want to know is, can they run their existing software on Ubuntu. ...
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Copy Server/Applications Settings and Data to New Ubuntu Install

So here's where I'm at: I've had Ubuntu Server 12.04 install on a 250GB drive for a while, and I've spent some time getting it configured properly with a number of programs. I want to migrate the ...
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Migrate server with Clonezilla to larger disk

I have a virtual Ubuntu server with a 40 GB hdd. I used Clonezilla and created an disk image of that server. The reason I want to clone it is because of disk space (I need more). The other server is ...
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How can I read GSettings values from a filesystem backup?

I have a complete filesystem backup from an old Ubuntu installation. I'd like to retrieve some data from it that was stored via GSettings, e.g. my old GNOME Terminal color selections or the commands ...