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 to migrate to KDE?

In the next few weeks I'm going to be seriously trying KDE. I've noticed that I'm slowly ripping more and more out of the default Ubuntu system so I can stick with one panel on the bottom of the ...
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Do all my files, Office, and Outlook transition when I install Ubuntu?

When I install Ubuntu, do I keep access to all my Windows Vista files (Word, Excel, etc.) and documents (photos, etc.), and do I keep all my Outlook data (history, address list, etc)?
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Is there a way on ubuntu to keep offline files like in windows?

In windows there is a option when you browse network folders that copies selected files to local disk. Then you can work with those files, create, modify, delete and when you are in the same network ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on existing RAID 1 with complete rebuild

My desktop machine is currently running Windows XP (32 bit) on an AMD Sempron processor. For various reasons, this is far from satisfactory, & my plan is to do a complete rebuild, with Ububtu (64 ...
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Ubuntu to Lubuntu migration using only apt-get (for Ubuntu 13.04)

I know this question has been covered many times in blogs and here, but because it depends on the version, and I couldn't find anything for 13.04, I need to ask it here. So here it goes - I have ...
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How do I convert my Blackberry contacts to a standard format?

I want to migrate from Blackberry (RIP). How do I convert my contacts to a standard format?
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Migrating root.disk problem

My ubuntu 11.10 got corrupted today. I had installed it using wubi installer I copied root.disk file from there. Now I installed ubuntu 11.10 using wubi on different computer.Can I use my older ...
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Ubuntu 10.2 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS migration with mdadm (software RAID)

I am very hesitant to push the "Upgrade" button that I see in my Software Updates program. The reason for this is the fact that my server is configured as Backup server with software raid. Is there ...
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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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migration of user dictionaires

I used Xubuntu from 5.04 to 10.04, always using the LTS updates or the minor updates. Meanwhile my user dictionairies grew. Now I have a new machine with a fresh install, and didn't wanted to clone ...
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dpkg --set-selections from 11.10 on 12.04LTS

I have to move a server to a different DC in a different country. The server is currently running 11.10, but the new fresh installed OS will be 12.04. The hardware of both is completely different. In ...
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Reinstall drivers after migration to different hardware (12.04)

I've extracted HDD with existent 12.04 installation out of one laptop and plugged it in another laptop. Then I upgraded kernel from 3.2 to 3.8. Now I can see that some hardware features does not work ...
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Can I have both postfix and exim installed?

I have an ubuntu mail server that I want to migrate from exim to postfix. This server has 2 ip addresses. My question is simple: can I have both postfix and exim installed, listening in different ...
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Is there script to migrate from mac

I am thinking to migrate from OS~X to Ubutun. I am making a list of alternate software I need ... all is ok. But ... is there any script which migrate all my own data from my mac home folder to ...
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Migrate Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to different hardware

I have a server with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The server works for about 3 years with no critical problems. And you know “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. But for the last several months I faced the ...
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Migrating apps and settings to a fresh install

So this was never fixed and now my only choice is to start from scratch with a new install, but having the previous one for so long I had a number of apps and configurations that I want in my new ...
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How to perform migration using a single machine

Is it possible to have two installations of Ubuntu 12.04 in the same machine? (one old and one fresh?) Assuming that there is one, then I will install all the necessary packages in the fresh machine ...
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how to copy ALL, also hidden files, from another server using ssh (as sudoer not root)?

I am slowly dying from this task. I had to migrate websites from one server to another. my boss made that the last time (HE IS ROOT) and he said, it's simple...just dump mysql db and restore on other ...
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Migrating Superkaramba themes to gdesklets/screenlets?

Moving away from KDEs plasma desktop (which caused me enough headaches) to LXDE, I'm stuck with one problem: I have a Superkaramba theme I use for about 10 years now, and which is perfectly adjusted ...
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Migrating encrypted LVM to a new SSD

This question is related to How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk but I couldn't post it as a comment on the answer. Help is appreciated. Anyway, regarding the solution on the ...