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Migrating files from Windows to Linux

I am converting my Windows 7 to an Arch Linux machine, and was wondering what the safest way to backup my files for use on Linux was. I don't want to use the Windows Backup and Restore facility as ...
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How to import Firefox bookmarks from Linux to Windows?

How to import Firefox bookmarks from Linux to Windows? Is there a way?
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Migrate LVM to ZFS

I am currently thinking about moving away from my LVM setup to a ZFS setup with RAIDZ. My current setup consists of 5 x 4TB disks in a LVM and a 60GB SSD for the system. At the moment there is about ...
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Why didn't copying my home folder to a new machine preserve all preferences?

So, I needed to move my existing data to a new machine. I expected basically all settings (e.g. google chrome bookmarks, nav bar contents in gnome3, etc.) to be preserved if I simply copied my $HOME ...
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Moving Windows non-system partition and Linux to a new drive

My setup has two hard drives. A smaller hard drive with the Windows C: partition and GRUB, and a larger hard drive with a Windows D: partition, and a Linux install - separate / and /home partitions. ...
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debian diff current /etc to default /etc

I have a Debian system I wish to migrate to newer, improved hardware. Over the years there have been changes to /etc both from myself and from system updates. I would like to create a diff of my /etc ...
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How can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...
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How can I migrate all of my Linux settings (& home directory) to a new computer?

I have a Linux machine (Linux Mint, KDE), which I've been using for some time, but now I've got a new machine with an already existing Linux on it (Kubuntu) and I'd like to "relocate" my Linux system ...
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Mail migration: pumping mails into IMAP account

I'm having troubles migrating the email system of our company from an old provider to a new one, call this one FOO. I already created, via control panel, the email addresses and the mailboxes on FOO ...
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What similar rsync tool for Windows?

What can you recommend of an application that looks the same on rsync for windows? I will be doing migration where I need to transfer data from Windows to Linux. I like the rsync on linux where you ...
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1answer
373 views

How to migrate from Ubuntu to Fedora?

I am considering moving from Ubuntu to another Linux distribution, most likely Fedora. I'm generally familiar with classic command line tools, and I'm comfortable using both of these distributions, ...
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Migrating Windows 7 to new hard drive/partition

So, I'be managed to migrate my Windows 7 data over from /dev/sdb3 to a new partition on /dev/sdc1 using ntfsclone. I managed to resize the volume size to match the new partition size. I also used ...
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Is there a way to rsync in batches?

I have a huge chunk of data (11G) in a subversion repository that I'm using rsync to migrate to Alfresco, which lucene indexes new files as they hit the file system. I'm using a dav mount as a proxy ...
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FF4 profiles portability Windows/Linux

I'd like to move Firefox 4 profiles from an old Windows box to Linux and see all the profile data I had on Windows (bookmarks, passwords and everything) on the new workstation. I can't figure out ...
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668 views

Best way to have linux setup for changing distros

I am currently using Fedora and looking at switching to Linux Mint Debian Edition. What is the best way to have the machine setup, so changing distro causes the least issues? In that, I mean people ...
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1answer
479 views

Backup IMAP Email Account to a Hosted Google Account

I have a vanilla IMAP account for work, and they also provisioned me a hosted Google email account. I have tried good ol' drag-and-drop migration with Thunderbird on more than a few occasions, and ...
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git: Keep changelog for file when moving to a different repository

I am versioning my config files with git. Now I need to move some of my config files to a different repository, to achieve a clean structure. Is there a way I can keep the change log for a file if I ...
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Debian system drive upgrade: copy filesystems from MBR partitions to GPT?

My home server runs Debian Lenny, and I'm about to upgrade the system drive to a larger drive. In the process, I want to take the opportunity to reorganize the partitions and resize them. For ...
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linux to windows migration tips and tools

I'm looking for any tips and tools that would help me migrate from a Linux (Ubuntu) installation to Windows. The computer (laptop) is already installed with both (dual boot). Specific issues: Is ...
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How can I move Ubuntu installation from one USB to another?

Is it possible to move Ubuntu 9.10 installation from a 4gb USB to a 16gb USB? I'd appreciate layman instructions since I am new to Ubuntu.
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How can I copy my (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux filesystem to another computer?

I have spent a lot of time configuring my computer: shell scripts, path definitions, video settings, as well as lots of programs. The disk is ext3 formatted. I would like to 1) move everything ...
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1answer
510 views

Migrating iTunes library to Linux system?

I am planning to migrate from Mac OS X to Linux in the near future. Is there an equivalent to iTunes for Linux and how would I migrate to it? I have mainly music in my current iTunes library, iPod ...
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2answers
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How do I migrate from Ubuntu to Debian?

I've been considering migrating my laptop from Ubuntu to Debian. I didn't set up a separate home partition. Is it as easy as just installing Debian over Ubuntu?
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Changing motherboard under a Ubuntu box

I would like to buy a new computer for my old home server, so the only things that remain are the HDDs. I know that under WinXP you can't do this, because the HAL will have problems and it'll ...
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Screen a running process

Sometimes I forget to run a program under a screen session and can't stop it in the middle, and I know it's going to take long. Is there a way to screen an already running process without restarting ...
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How to move from one drive to another that's a different size?

I've run into this scenario a few time: I need to replace a drive because I need more space, it's having problems, moving to a new box, etc. What's the best way to copy data from one partition size ...