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Migrate Serv-U to another server or operating system

Updated February 19, 2019

Overview

This article describes how to migrate Serv-U to another server or operating system. 

Environment

  • Serv-U FTP or MFT version 12 to 15.1.6
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise (RHEL) v7.2
  • Fedora 24
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • CentOS 7.2
  • OpenSUSE 42.1

Cause

Not applicable

Resolution

The Serv-U configuration is located in the Serv-U Archive file. You can move this file to another operating system. User configurations are saved to the user's folder. 

  1. Back up your existing configuration.
    See Back up or move Serv-U settings for details. 
  2. For the home directories or data files, copy the same structure or path to the new server.
  3. Download the latest installer from the Customer Portal for your product (Serv-U FTP, MFT, Gateway, and Hotfixes).
  4. Install the latest version on the new server.
  5. Apply the latest hot fixes.
    See the ReadMe file included with the hot fix for installation instructions. 
  6. Stop the Serv-U service on the new server.
  7. Migrate the backup file to the new server. 
    See Back up or move Serv-U settings for details. 
  8. Start the Serv-U service.
  9. Test Serv-U on the new server.
 
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