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Re: new 3.1 install, what config files to keep from 2.9?
On Sun, 9 Jun 2002, rodent wrote:
> should backup that I will lose if I format? The only obvious ones that
> stand out to me are /etc/passwd, /etc/groups, and /var/www/conf/httpd.conf,
> to make sure i keep all my users and virtual domain info.
actually, nearly everything in /etc is worth backing up, or at least
reviewing. Your password files also include spwd.db, pwd.db, and
Other files to at least look at:
You don't need to restore all these from backup, but they can bring you up
to speed in re-editing. Your IPF files, if any, won't be relevant, but
can make constructing pf rules much faster.
You may want to consider this procedure:
cp -r /etc ~/etcbackup # back it all up
diff -urN ~/etcbackup /etc # compare differences after installation
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