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Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

Folks,
We are planning on upgrading our HPUX N400 boxes to new Itanium boxes early next year. Currently we're on 11.0 and moving to 11.23. Both systems will be running in trusted mode. They are standalone (i.e. not connected to any other servers). What would be the easiest way to migrate the userids to the new box? Can we just take the /tcb directory and the password file over to the new system? (obviously the system userids would have to line up numerically).
Thanks
Jim
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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

Also Users home directory and /etc/group file.

Remember to copy recursivley /tcb directory.

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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

/etc/passwd
/etc/group
The /home directories
/tcb (recursively)

If the new system is already trusted, you can copy the /tcb over and still maintain the encrypted passwds.
Respected Contributor

Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

Hi,

Use rcp and replicate the /etc/passwd, /etc/gorup, home directories of users, and /tcb directory to the new server. Ensure that, u have opened some two or three root login sessions for the new server, before doing this activity. So that if any thing happends to the root user, can be recified without much troubles.

regrds,
Sunil
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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

Do we need to move everything under the /tcb directory, or can we leave the "system" userids behind?
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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

You should bring those files over as well because that is where the system defaults, the maximum audit id, and the password histories (to prevent reuse) are stored.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

Hi,

Yes, I would recommend you to replicate entire directory structure under /tcb to the new server.

Regards,
Sunil
Your imagination is the preview of your life's coming attractions
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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

Its better to get everything from tcb.

-Arun
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Re: Migrating users from one HPUX trusted system to a new one

The doc attached may be of useful.
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