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My windows server 2000 is coming to its end of life and I would like to migrate my forums on it to RHEL5.
I would like to know what I need and how I go about doing it?
Assuming you have mysql and apache
1- backup everything
2- install linux
3- install mysql and apache httpd (probably php as well)
4- restore backups
5- adapt config from windows to linux (mostly paths and nothing more)
Be done with it!
This is very lengthy / tedious process. A lot of patience is required to do the job perfectly. Have u any spare system to test the same. It is better to do the entire job in a test pc and after getting success, u can implement the same in a production environment. Everything u have to overcome, suspecting only issue u may face hardware part. If u have AD (sure about that) then take extra care about that. Take all necessary backups not only in a single media / storage disk, take more than one also. Look here for more info: www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialMicrosoftWindowsNetworkIntegration.html
I created a backup of my sever and installed the forums on a test site for me to test
I will let you guys know how it went, as I'm still busy testing.
Thanks for the help
Good luck with the whole process!