[Moin-user] migration to another host?

Thomas Waldmann tw-public at gmx.de
Thu Nov 19 03:31:20 EST 2009


> I have an wiki running 
>   on a linux machine (Fedora 10 (x86_64)),
>   with moin-1.6.3-1.fc10.noarch rpm package,
>   as a standalone server, and
>   the owner of the files for the wiki instance,
>     such as moin, moin.py, wikiconfig.py and
>     those under data/, htdocs/, and underlay/,
>     is an ordinary user, not a system user e.g.
>     www.

It is quite simple: the running moin code must have rw access to
data_dir, also to data_underlay_dir. It needs to be able to at least
read all code and configuration files.

Usually I just chown -R x data/ underlay/ with x being the user used for
running moin (e.g. "moin" or "www-data" or whatever). Then chmod -R u
+rwX data/ underlay/.

> Now I would like to migrate the wiki to another
> machine (also linux, but running Fedora 12 (i386)),
>   with moin-1.8.5-1.fc12.noarch rpm package and
>   Apache, and
>   the files for the wiki instance are owned by
>   a system account.
> How can I migrate the wiki instance to the new
> machine?

You just copy the data/ dir to the new machine, make it read-write for
the user running the mig scripts. Follow the docs and howtos on the



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