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Old 10-09-2002
? on xferring user info from one sys to another

I've been setting up a duplicate system to replace an ailing ultra 2, same os version, same file & directory structure, same databases, now I just wanted to doublecheck that for user info, to copy over exact user login info, i need to copy the etc/passwd, etc/group and etc/shadow files. THis will let users login to the new machine and not realize there's been any changes, right? I'm also copying over all their home directories. Trying to make this as invisible to the end users as possible.

THanks for all the help here!
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Old 10-10-2002
Please report unix version `uname -a`, so we can give some specifieke help
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Old 10-10-2002

Its solaris 2.5.1

# 4  
Old 10-10-2002
transferring again

Hmmm, typed uname -a and it came up with SunOS 5.5.1, ultra2 sparc SunW sun4u
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Old 10-10-2002
That should work just fine. I'm surprised you aren't taking an opportunity to upgrade the OS from 5.5.1 to Solaris 8 or 9.

Must be an old application.
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Old 10-10-2002

Can't upgrade, we are configured item, would take too much paperwork to change anything, not to mention compatibility issues with software/compilers, pc cards, other hardware.
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Old 10-28-2002
I've done this before and I tared up the /home/* directories

I copied the password and shadow files after UID 100

This should work it did for me, don't forget the /etc/group file

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