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Old 01-23-2002
Question Transfer passwords

Problem: I transferred user accounts (using "ap") from our production SCO UnixWare (7.1.1) server to a new server that I will be implementing next week. After transferring all accounts and passwords to the "new" server, I had to force a password change for all users on the old one due to an employee getting laid-off.

So the problem is that I have old passwords on the new server and new passwords on the old server! I thought I could just copy over /etc/shadow and even tried /etc/passwd but no luck...


Any ideas? Any info would be most appreciated.

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Old 01-23-2002
Disregard! I decided to just create an awk script using:

"userdel -r -n 0 username "

and run it against all normal user accounts on the "new" server. So I can now start all over again. (Yippee) I'd still be interested to hear if there was a way to move the passwords over by themselves, though.

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