Ubuntu Server Migration Plan
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.
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.