OregonDean

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Greetings all. Centos is EOL and Ubuntu is now LTS. What is the recommended pathway to migrate a Centos server to Ubuntu. The account migration process described in the docs here says makes sure the OS is the same from server to server.

I am not a full-time IT person, and certainly not a server wizard, but I can get by with the command line and AWS ... your advice and experiences are appreciated.
 

cPRex

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Hey there! The best way to move everything is to perform a full data migration with the Transfer Tool, connecting from the Destination machine to the Source machine. I don't see where in that article it says to keep the OS the same between systems, as that would defeat the majority of reasons for transferring a server.
 

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Hi! I just tried this migration and I get all sort of permission errors. I'm quite a linux noob and have a hard time fixing it. I tried to give apache access to the public html folders but no succes. Any advice?
 

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@web120 - can you get us some more details? You used the Transfer Tool in WHM to move all the content to another machine, correct? If so, what errors are you seeing in the Apache log on the system? This log would be located at /etc/apache2/logs/error_log
 

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Greetings all. Centos is EOL and Ubuntu is now LTS. What is the recommended pathway to migrate a Centos server to Ubuntu. The account migration process described in the docs here says makes sure the OS is the same from server to server.
Enterprise Linux lives on as AlmaLinux.

I am not a full-time IT person, and certainly not a server wizard, but I can get by with the command line and AWS ... your advice and experiences are appreciated.
Ubuntu is not an Enterprise Linux. Don't use it for servers. The end.