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Migrating sme-92 from VM to KVM VPS

Offline rossbcan

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Migrating sme-92 from VM to KVM VPS
« on: February 25, 2021, 03:47:15 PM »

I am locally hosting a sme-9.2 installation using vmachine. Now, want to host the site as a cloud VPS which uses KVM emulation which means I have to re-install packages to recreate my distribution, which I used backup/restore from desktop which did not restore extra packages.

Am having difficulty with (software collections) python2.7 and suspect will have same issues with php.

When setting repos: https://wiki.contribs.org/Software_Collections_Repositories

...the repo paths are incorrect and I have been unable to find updated documentation.

Looking for advice how best (easiest) to proceed

- bite the bullet, upgrade to SME 10?
- dd my entire vmware disk to VPS (to avoid package installs)?
- other (updated scl instructions, ...)?

Thanks; Bill

Offline ReetP

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Re: Migrating sme-92 from VM to KVM VPS
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 08:28:26 PM »
As CentOS 6 is now EOL various repos will have been archived and so it will be difficult to start again. There are some threads here on changing some repos.

V10 is now Beta and we are starting to release some contribs. Personally I'd start there.

Of course you can speed up developmemt by giving us a hand..... Testing, verifying, documentation.... Jobs for all skill levels.

Just speak to us.
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