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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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Server migration: apache virtual host

What is the best and fastest way to replicate apache virtual hosts to a new server? When I need to change server I recreate all domains one by one with a procedure similar to this one: sudo mkdir -p /...
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Server migration: mysql

What is the best and fastest way to move mysql when changing servers? Currently I do it through phpmyadmin, I backup the db in the old server, open a new user in the new server, create a new database ...
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Ubuntu to migrate from virtual machine to WSL

Anybody tried to migrate Ubuntu (in this particular case 21.10 in use) from virtual machine (powered by VirtualBox, if this concerns) to WSL? Migration within one single host. How well could imaging ...
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Transfer an Ubuntu Server 32bit that runs on a Raspberry Pi, to a normal 64bit server

I have an Ubuntu Server (32-bit) running on a Raspberry Pi. Is it possible to transfer this OS to a normal 64-bit server so that I do not have to install all the running services from the beginning? ...
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How to place the go to desktop button like windows

Sometimes I have to use windows, and I think that the go to desktop button position is pretty convenient since you just go fully into right and bottom and you will be positioned, while in the linux ...
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Migrate a physical Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop to WSLg in Windows 11 by mounting the system SSD

I have a existing physical Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop system running on a SSD with ext4 as the file system. I mounted the SSD into the WSLg Ubuntu in Windows 11. To keep the same experience as much as ...
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Why is my empty folder has a 134 GB size?

I moved files from my old server to a new one. I don't know why but when I want to zip my folder it always hangs on a folder. At first, I thought it had failed, so I canceled by pressing ctrl+c, but I ...
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Migrate Kubuntu 21.04 to a different hardware/PC

I wanna migrate my Kubuntu 21.04 x64 OS from my current HP laptop to my new one. It's currently in /dev/sda5 EXT4 partition on a dual-boot machine (w/ Windows 10 21H1 on /dev/sda3 NTFS) using GRUB ...
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Dual boot: switch to SSD from HDD

I have Ubuntu as dual boot with Windows. Now I want to switch from HDD(1TB) to SSD(1TB). I want to migrate both Windows and Ubuntu with the same partition. Can I do that?[I am on laptop] If yes how? I ...
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Migrating Ubuntu: can I just copy the home directory?

My computer has an Ubuntu 20.04 installation that I want to reinstall (same OS). The home directory is on the same partition as the rest of the OS. Can I simply install all of the programs and then ...
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Move Linux installation to another machine (UEFI)

I'm using a UEFI installation of Ubuntu 21.04. I have to change my laptop to another one with very similar configuration. I do not want to reinstall the OS because it may be time consuming to set ...
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VM guests created in 18.04 LTS server won't boot on 20.04 LTS

We've been using 18.04 LTS server as our hypervisor for some time with good success. All of our production guests were created on this server, and are also all Ubuntu systems. We've recently built a ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer a whole ubuntu os from one pc to another?

So I am a beginner with linux and have started learning quite a bit. I use MacOS and Windows mainly and I have started to fall in love with linux, ubuntu to be precise. One thing I was wondering is if ...
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Dist-Upgrade to a different Distro-Flavour

I made the mistake to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Now I'm desperately looking for an defined migration path ongoing from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to a system (perhaps 20.04 LTS based) ...
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Can I migrate from 19.10 to 20.10 Without re-installing? [duplicate]

I already reinstall, but i ask.My updates are not working. Now, i am backuping.
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Recreating an Ubuntu instalation to run an unknown binary

I have access to a Ubuntu 16.04 installation, that is able to run a certain binary (it is some version of LPMud compiled with unknown parameters), but I am not able to run the same binary on a ...
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Easy quick way to Migrate LAMP settings and Ubuntu Users from old Ubuntu 19.04 to new fresh copy of Ubuntu 20.4?

I have an old Ubuntu 19.04 server and I have many users and client sites here. I want to migrate everything to a fresh server install of Ubuntu 20.4. Is there an easy way to migrate the following: ...
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Migrating dual boot OS from HDD to SSD

I have a 1 tb HDD Win10+ Ubuntu 20.04 dual boot. I want to clone only the c: partition of my HDD, i.e, the partition responsible for boot to the new 240 GB SSD . Without harming my Linux grub . Is it ...
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How to migrate to larger disk with different sized partitions?

I currently run Ubuntu 20.04 on a 32GB SSD, which is starting to prove too small as I'm using this machine for more than I originally intended (used to be just an HTPC for Netflix/streaming sites but ...
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Atom text editor to migrate to app snap

Atom text editor https://atom.io is installed on Ubuntu 20.04 and used by single user. It was installed from Ubuntu classic binary package. The mission is for this machine to migrate Atom to snap app. ...
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Moving Thunderbird data from 16.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS; alternate solution (default/default-release)

I had an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system running Thunderbird 68.10, and built an entirely new system with 20.04 LTS, which is also running Thunderbird 68.10 out of the box. In moving all mail from the old ...
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Migrating /home to a new PC

I have built a new PC and installed Kubuntu 20.04.1. I always keep the /home partition on a dedicated drive, so normally when upgrading hardware, I just migrate that drive across to the new box and ...
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Disk to use it's full space

I've recently bought an M2 SSD into my home server, running Ubuntu 20.10. The original SATA SSD was a 120GB SSD, the one I bought is a 240GB. I didn't want to install everything from the basics, so I'...
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Installed Firefox to migrate from classic installation to snap

How to migrate installed Firefox (installed once from classic package) to snap. Latter one still not installed. Aimed goal: To have Firefox in snap app as well as unchanged user experience in Firefox ...
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How to move Ubuntu from old Disk (upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04) to new Disk (Fresh install 20.04 LTS) -> data + apps?

Got a question, if somebody can help me with a guide or by providing a link how to proceed with such OS move? I got new SSD disk and want to move my old one (Upgraded ubuntu from 18 to 20.04) to this ...
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How to migrate from Ubuntu 19.04 to 20.10? [duplicate]

I'm trying to migrate a Ubuntu 19.04 install to the last Ubuntu version. The problem is the migration tool refuses to update to the next version: sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu ...
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Copy the entire root directory (/) for transferring OS to new computer?

Probably that's an odd question, I'm sorry. Can I copy my Ubuntu 20.04 os to another computer (completely, I would like to include everything out of the box) just copying my / directory? If I want to ...
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I am trying to migrate from Lubuntu 19.0.4 disco to 20.0.4 focal via 19.10 but keep hitting wall, xvfb & python3-psutil dependencies? [duplicate]

Here is what I get The following packages have unmet dependencies. chrome-remote-desktop : Depends: xvfb but it is not installed Depends: python3-psutil but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. ...
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How to move all my configuration to a new installation?

I've spent a long time configuring a new Ubuntu laptop. This includes: A custom keyboard layout on /usr/share/X11/kbd. Custom system configurations (ex: gnome tweaks). Changes in random system ...
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Not able to apply changes for wireless driver in ubuntu 20.04

I had asked this question in stack overflow(by mistake) , later on it was migrated to stack exchange superuser community a few days back (by some user). The link is pasted below. https://superuser....
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Migrating from SSD to NVME using dd

I have a 500GB SSD: /dev/sdc2 457G 201G 234G 47% / and a 1TB nvme: /dev/nvme0n1 So I have ran the command to migrate: dd if=/dev/sdc of=/dev/nvme0n1 bs=4M status=progress conv=sync,...
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I can't install PhpMyadmin after upgrade from Ubuntu 19.04 to 20.04 via 19.10

For the life of me, I can't figure out what the problem is even after trawling the Internet for possible solutions for hours. No obvious solution has worked. So there goes. On Ubuntu 19.04 I installed ...
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Best way to migrate old Ubuntu Server?

I need to get Ubuntu 8.04 Server(running on XenServer by hosting service) to Hyper-V(Onpremise, hosted by us) this weekend. I was planning to follow this guide. But should I first install Ubuntu 8.04 ...
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"Following packages have unmet dependencies" after migration from 16.04 to 18.04

Migration from 16.04 to 18.04 gave this error : Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites : libglib2.0-bin : Dépend: libglib2.0-0 (= 2.56.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.4) mais 2.48.2-...
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Migrate from Mac to Ubuntu

My Mac has failed, and I need a new machine. I have a full Time Machine backup. I'd like to switch to Ubuntu (or some other Linux distro) rather than buying another Mac. If I do so, will I be able ...
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Transferring from Windows 10 to Ubuntu, 3 disks with NTFS filesystem and a new SSD with Ubuntu installed [duplicate]

On Windows 10 I had this setup. On the main disk I had the OS, on the second disk I had all my personal files mounted with first drive (so if the OS breaks down I have my files safe), and on the ...
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Problem after mounting a new SSD in a machine with Ubuntu 16.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a standalone machine with ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I installed tensorflow for studying Deep learning programming and everything was working fine. Recently, I wanna expand the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Bay Trail, it keep freezing on first minute [duplicate]

Currently, I'm using Windows 7 as my Operating System. But I want migrate from Windows to Ubuntu totally. So, I want to fresh Install an Ubuntu OS. My laptop (ASUS X453MA), has a Bay Trail proccesor. ...
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Windows-to-Linux-migration [duplicate]

I am new to Linux, I have been using Windows since I was 9, I have heard things about Linux and I truly enjoy what I have seen so far, although, I came from a Windows OS and I don't want to buy new ...
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Trouble migrating ubuntu installation from an old PC into a less old Notebook - boot volume not detected

I've had Ubuntu running on an old PC for a while (Core2Duo and Asus P5Q Pro motherboard). The PCs power supply is dead and I wanted to migrate the system to an unused HP EliteBook 8570p laptop. When ...
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Migrating Ubuntu 18.04.03 from HDD to SSD [duplicate]

Currently, I am running Ubuntu 18.04.03 on a 1TB hard drive and I would like to move Ubuntu to my 256 GB SSD for booting. I would like to put some files on the SSD and keep some on the HDD as well. ...
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How to find package equivalents of 14.04 (trusty) in 18.04 (bionic)

I am migrating our software from Trusty to Bionic. On trusty, there were many dependencies which were manually installed, but many of those were removed/renamed in Xenial itself and not available on ...
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How can I migrate my OS Ubuntu 18.01 to an other computer, keeping all my configurations and installed programs? [duplicate]

I have to change my computer but I want to preserve my OS as it is now. Which is the best solution to migrate my entire OS to the new computer? I can use TimeShift, but which compatibility problems or ...
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Copied Ubuntu 18 to new partition, but it does not start

As written in tens of tutorials, I have created new partition (btrfs), copied over all files from original parition (ext4), using cp, rsync.. Tried various methods, copied filesystem seems to be OK. ...
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Given database, how to launch a website using Ubuntu 18.04

I need some help with this site that I'm currently working on. So I have multiple database given to me and my task is to migrate it to a host name that I'm given. Ubuntu 18.04 PHPMYADMIN MySql ...
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What happens if I migrate Ubuntu to a another different computer?

I'll get a new computer and I'm curious about what happens if I migrate the old computer's Ubuntu to a new one. Does it crash due to device driver issue or not? If it is, how can I backup my Ubuntu ...
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Migration between the different linux distributions?

I am interested in installing Ubuntu as I have become familiar with it, and then in the future I would like to switch to Debian. The issue is that I, personally, I like to configure the applications ...
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How to migrate from transmission to vuze?

Googling for "migrate from transmission to vuze" gives me such gems as: Migrate from Vuze to Transmission Is vuze so unloved that no one stays with it? Currently using both, would like to click a ...
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Server migration to all new hardware

I have a ubuntu server on an old i5-650 machine and I'm building a new ryzen 2600 server. I've got ubuntu 18.04 working on the old machine now. My question is can I just take an image of the old ...
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Migrating ubuntu; fetch manally installed packages to feed apt-get install [duplicate]

Description: This is somehow simple; I am migrating to an other computer. I am going to take the opportunity to switch to the new 18.04 LTS from the 16.04 (on the old computer). On the 16.04 I ...
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