And here is the page where all this is from: http://126.96.36.199/WebUI/CatDatabase/catData.html. You can download a 2GB archive of cat pictures for your research.
This one has nothing to do with cats. And actually, this post is why I created this blog. (I’m not a server admin by career, so it was hard to justify creating a tech blog just for something like this. But a blog with lolcats, that’s something I can see myself posting regularly to.)
Anyhow, so where I work, there was the need to decommission a physical server and move it to the cloud. Because there was a log of configuration that had been done to this server, we wanted to move it with all the services, configuration and data that it had. After some work, I managed to pull this off.
In this case, it was a Red Hat 5 server, but the process should be the same for other platforms. The process should also work for moving data between any two Linux servers that have the same operating system