Re: [OxLUG] nis migration

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Author: Mark Poolman
Date:  
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] nis migration
On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 12:36 +0100, Martin Hepworth wrote:
> 2009/6/4 Mark Poolman <>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm about to upgrade (hardware + os) a machine acting as a nis/nfs
> > server. How can I clone the yp tables from the old to the new machine,
> > so that users don't have to reset their passwords ?
> >
> > All suggestions gratefully received,
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> Mark
> standard way is to create a NIS slave, once the time comes to turn off
> the old machine promote the slave to be the NIS master.
>


Martin,

Thanks, I had thought about that, but would that work even if users
don't have entries in /etc/passwd, ie so that the only user information,
anywhere in the network, resides solely in the yp tables ?

Cheers,

Mark