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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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Help Lost Ubuntu operating system and data

I need help in how to recover my Ubuntu, I lost the entire operating system. I was using the windows booting system with wubi. My system is asking me to reinstall windows, I do not want to do this, I ...
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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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Migrate from 14.04 to 14.04.1 LTS

I was using 12.04 LTS on my laptop for a few years and early this year (2014) my laptop died and I got a new one. Unfortunately I could not restore my backup image as some of the new hardware ...
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Toasted install, migrating users/data to 2nd install?

My Ubuntu 13 install went flaky after behaving well for quite a while. I tried upgrading to Ubuntu 14, and ended up in either the "black screen on boot" state (fix by ctrl-alt-F1 for a terminal, then ...
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Backup software sources and reinstall: get latest versions of installed programs from the repository for new distribution

I'm migrating from 12.04 to 14.04. I have already backed up my installed software sources in 12.04 using sudo cp -R /etc/apt/sources.list* ~/ command from this question - Best way to backup all ...
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Unable to migrate vm from redhat to ubuntu using virsh migrate

I'm unable to migrate the VM from Redhat to Ubuntu using the virsh migrate due to following error. Any suggestions on how to debug this issue. virsh migrate --live --verbose --persistent vm1 ...
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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 ...