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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How do I create ova file for Ubuntu hosted live server?

I have Ubuntu server 14.02 LTA at GoDady hosted server. I want to migrate this server to my local Esxi host. Can someone help me create an image .ova file so I can deploy my server at my local Esxi ...
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Question regarding the dhcpd.leases file for ISC-DHCP-SERVER (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64)

Backstory: I am in the process of replacing a SINGLE Debian 3.1 (Sarge) ISC-DHCP-SERVER with 2 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 servers running ISC-DHCP-SERVER in failover mode. I've been unable to find the ...
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MongoDB, How can I migrate database to new cluster with higher version without an outage [closed]

We are having our mongodb cluster at AWS and our production DB mongo is very old - we are still using version 2.6 then latest version at the moment is 3.2.7. We need to upgrade mongodb binaries to the ...
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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open /var/...
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Will my motherboard support Ubuntu 14.04?

Greetings I recently upgraded my system to a new motherboarda and a new processor, (well I guess new everything) except my hard drives, which contain my operating system which is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. ...
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migrating OS over to new system (new Motherboard)

At one point I successfully migrated an Ubuntu 14.04 64 installation over to a new hardware setup but I am wondering now if this will still be easy and if the motherboard I am looking at will support ...
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How can I migrate from Claws Mail to ThunderBird

I usually use Claws Mail to manage all my mail. I have the accounts configured with pop3, so all my mails are in local and there is no copy on the server. Now I want to use ThunderBird, so how can I ...
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How can i migrate a KVM virtual machine from an ubuntu server 12.04 to a fresh install of ubuntu server 16.04?

I have recently installed a fresh copy of ubuntu server 16.04 on a separate partition on my harddisk. My headless server is still running 12.04 as well with several services in virtual machines (e.g. ...
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get an image from windows 7 with docker and transfer it to AWS EC2

The development team has installed its new development in a windows 7 64-bit machine. They asked me to get an image from the current running windows machine and transfer it to the AWS EC2 docker ...
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Keyboard shortcut equivalent for OSX Super+Backtick

In OSX you can hit Super+` (backtick) and it switches between multiple windows in the same application. Is there an Ubuntu equivalent (currently I'm running stock 16.04)? And yes, I'm aware I can hit ...
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Transfer program data to Ubuntu 16.04 after re-installing the OS

So, I know it is kind of early to ask about this, but Ubuntu 16.04 is around the corner, and I use this program which requires a product key. The thing is that it has 3 system installs for a product ...
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Migrate owncloud data+db to Ubuntu Snappy?

I'm about to get my hands on a Pioneer Raspberry Pi drive running Owncloud 9 on Ubuntu Snappy 16.04. I want to move my old owncloud instance to this new device, I just don't know how. Currently I'm ...
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Use MOSIX for process migration

I am using MOSIX on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for process migration.I have installed MOSIX successfully on Ubuntu. Now I want to form a cluster of two nodes to perform premptive process migration.But I dont ...
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How to migrate ubuntu 15.10 to an other disk

I am using ubuntu 15.10 and run it out of my usb3 stick (which has 2 partitions one / and one swap) I want to migrate my ubuntu installation (not only the programs I installed but all the settings ...
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Migrate from logical volume to a physical drive

I have old Xen server which has machine created on a logical volume on the server, how can i migrate the machine to a physical system? Note: I can mount the logical volume via live CD
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How to migrate the whole system to a new machine?

I use ubuntu to deal with daily job. Now I buy a new laptop, and I want to migrate my whole system(programs, packages, data, settings, etc) to the new machine. I know I can copy my home folder to new ...
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Fixing grub menu after migrating wubi to partition

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi a couple of weeks ago, and today used the script on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi to move it to a new partition. Now I'm having a bit of confusion ...
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How to port email from evolution to thunderbird?

I updated ubuntu to 11.10 using the update notification. I am also switching from Xubuntu to ubuntu - gnome interface. I have been using evolution for years and would like to port the emails to ...
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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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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 migrate gedit settings?

So I've just had to do a reinstall and as part of that process, I'm starting a new account to remove some of the crufty config I've built up over time. I've been fairly successful cherry-picking ...
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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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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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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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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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Switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a computer, below are the specs: RAM: 1GB DDR2 Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz Network Adapter: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (Ethernet) 500GB IDE HDD The computer is ...
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Migrating from Evolution to Thunderbird

I would really like to switch over to Thunderbird from Evolution. I have had a look around and haven't found a good up to date how to for migrating. I have quite a lot of emails and filters and would ...
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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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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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How to move wifi passwords to a new installation

I have an Acer Aspire ZG5 netbook which is currently running Jolicloud, but I've decided it isn't for me and plan to switch to Lubuntu or Xubuntu. However, I do lot of travelling and have many saved ...
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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 /etc/...
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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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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 ...