• Conversion from Windows To Linux..

    From Al Derosa@1:267/157.1 to All on Sat Oct 29 21:14:38 2022
    Is there an easy way to convert a Windows Synchro to Linux (Debian) system? I tried the migration set up by copying the CTRL DATA NODE1 and MODS and XTRN directories, but had some issues with errors popping up.. I started from scratch and got just about everything copied re-configured and have all the messages, files, users etc copied but now the BBS stats are not showing (total calls, etc.) Any simple ways??

    Al
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Al Derosa on Sat Oct 29 20:42:36 2022
    Re: Conversion from Windows To Linux..
    By: Al Derosa to All on Sat Oct 29 2022 09:14 pm

    Is there an easy way to convert a Windows Synchro to Linux (Debian) system? I tried the migration set up by copying the CTRL DATA NODE1 and MODS and XTRN directories, but had some issues with errors popping up..

    What errors?

    I started
    from scratch and got just about everything copied re-configured and have all the messages, files, users etc copied but now the BBS stats are not showing (total calls, etc.) Any simple ways??

    The stats are stored in ctrl/csts.* and ctrl/dsts.*, make sure you copied those files over. If you care about the node statistics, you'll need to copy those same files from the node directories.
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  • From Al Derosa@1:267/157.1 to Digital Man on Sun Oct 30 00:08:40 2022
    Re: Conversion from Windows To Linux..
    By: Al Derosa to All on Sat Oct 29 2022 09:14 pm
    system? I tried the migration set up by copying the CTRL DATA NODE1
    and MODS and XTRN directories, but had some issues with errors popping
    up..

    What errors?

    Not necessarily errors, but binding issues, I watched your video and start it with sudo and it switches over to the sbbs user automatically like it is supposed to, but when I copied those directories over the previous directories it wouldn't switch anymore. Now that I think about it, I am thinking it might have been priveledge issues.. I have a backup of it I might try that again..


    The stats are stored in ctrl/csts.* and ctrl/dsts.*, make sure you copied those files over. If you care about the node statistics, you'll need to copy those same files from the node directories.
    copy those same files from the node directories.

    Cool, I will do that, I think that is the only thing holding it back now. Appreciate the help.

    Al
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  • From Digital Man@1:103/705 to Al Derosa on Sun Oct 30 11:50:45 2022
    Re: Conversion from Windows To Linux..
    By: Al Derosa to Digital Man on Sun Oct 30 2022 12:08 am

    Re: Conversion from Windows To Linux..
    By: Al Derosa to All on Sat Oct 29 2022 09:14 pm
    system? I tried the migration set up by copying the CTRL DATA NODE1
    and MODS and XTRN directories, but had some issues with errors popping
    up..

    What errors?

    Not necessarily errors, but binding issues, I watched your video and start it with sudo and it switches over to the sbbs user automatically like it is supposed to, but when I copied those directories over the previous directories it wouldn't switch anymore. Now that I think about it, I am thinking it might have been priveledge issues.. I have a backup of it I might try that again..

    You can resolve port binding issues on *nix, a number of ways: https://wiki.synchro.net/howto:linux_non-root

    This is not really relavent to the migration of your configuration or data from a Windows install however.

    The stats are stored in ctrl/csts.* and ctrl/dsts.*, make sure you copied those files over. If you care about the node statistics, you'll need to copy those same files from the node directories.
    copy those same files from the node directories.

    Cool, I will do that, I think that is the only thing holding it back now. Appreciate the help.

    Sure.
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    digital man (rob)

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  • From Phigan@1:103/705 to Al Derosa on Sun Oct 30 11:39:30 2022
    Re: Conversion from Windows To Linux..
    By: Al Derosa to Digital Man on Sun Oct 30 2022 12:08 am
    supposed to, but when I copied those
    directories over the previous
    directories it wouldn't switch anymo
    Now that I think about it, I am
    thinking it might have been priveled
    issues.. I have a backup of it I mig

    Just an idea about making and restoring
    backups.. If you just 'cp', you change
    all the permissions and timestamps and
    other metadata.. if you 'cp -p' you can
    preserve some of that, but some stuff
    technically changes if you're using
    SELinux and whatnot... but if you use
    'tar' to back up and then untar into
    place (as root, of course), you should
    get all perms and ownerships and
    timestamps as the originals.

    Oops, and I just noticed you were
    copying over from Windows, so none of
    this applies :D... Still keeping the
    post as a suggestion for future
    backups.

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  • From Phigan@1:103/705 to Al Derosa on Tue Nov 1 19:40:42 2022
    Re: Conversion from Windows To Lin
    By: Al Derosa to MRO on Mon Oct 31 2022 06:12 pm

    are on a Door Server of Synchro whic
    runs on Windows.. My 3 boards take

    Can others connect to that?

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  • From Al DeRosa@1:267/157 to Phigan on Wed Nov 2 18:01:48 2022
    On 01 Nov 2022, Phigan said the following...


    Can others connect to that?


    Yes, just send me a email at bucko@wrgnbr.com and I will let you know how to get going.. :)

    Al

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