I’m thinking of buying a new computer to replace my old Pentium III which acts as a server for all my web and e-mail etc. It is starting to show its age and creaks a bit under the load. So I’ve got a candidate for a replacement for it, an Acer Revo 3610.

So far I’ve found this thread on Ubuntu Forums: migrate ubuntu server. The key bit that is helpful is the command to find out what is installed on the server:

dpkg --get-selections > SomeFileName

you’ll get a list of everything installed on your old server. If you then take that file and remove the trailing spaces/status and run:

sudo apt-get install < SomeEditedFileName

you’ll have apt-get installing and configuring everything that was on the old server.

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