Possible changes made to Linux configuration files during migration and/or protection

  • 7006096
  • 25-May-2010
  • 25-Jul-2017


PlateSpin Protect 10.x and above
PlateSpin Forge 3.x and above
PlateSpin Migrate 9.x and above


When migrating or protecting Linux workloads several configuration files on the Linux servers are modified by the PlateSpin server. Below is a list of the files that are changed.


-         Driver Related

o       The drivers get dropped into "/lib/modules/<kernel version>/"

o       /etc/modprobe.conf (specifically for 2.6 kernels)

o       /etc/modules.conf  (specifically for 2.4 kernels)

o       /lib/modules/<kernel version>/modules.dep

o       /lib/modules/<kernel version>/modules.pcimap

o       /lib/modules/<kernel version>/modules.alias (specifically for SLES 11)

o       /etc/sysconfig/kernel (specifically for SLES)


-         Device Related

o       /etc/sysconfig/hotplug (specifically for SLES8)

o       /etc/sysconfig/hardware/hwcfg-bus-pic-<pci_location> (specifically for SLES)

o       /etc/sysconfig/hwconf (RHEL)

o       Remove /etc/raidtab


-         Network Configuration Related

o       /etc/sysconfig/network-scripting/ifcfg-ethN (RHEL, RedHat)

o       /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-ethN (SLES8, SLES11)

o       /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth-id-<mac_address> (SLES9, SLES10)

o       /etc/sysconfig/network/routes (SLES)

o       Remove /etc/sysconfig/network/route-ethN or /etc/sysconfig/network/route-eth-id-<mac_address>

o       /etc/sysconfig/network (RedHat, RHEL)

o       /etc/hosts

o       /etc/HOSTNAME (SLES)

o       /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules (SLES11)

o       /etc/udev/rules.d/30-persistent-net.rules (SLES10)

o       Remove /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-ethN.info (RHEL)

o       Remove /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-ethN.cache (RHEL)

o       Remove /etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-ethN.pid (RHEL)

o       Remove /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-ethN.leases (RHEL)

o       Remove /var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-ethN.info (SLES)

o       Remove /var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-ethN.cache (SLES)

o       Remove /var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-ethN.pid (SLES)

o       /etc/sysconfig/network/config (SLES10)


-         Boot-loader Related

o       /boot/grub/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst (for grub boot-loader)

o       /boot/grub/device.map (for grub boot-loader)

o       /etc/lilo.conf (for lilo boot-loader)



-         Service/Daemon Related

o       Remove /etc/ssh/ssh*key*

o       /etc/sshd_config

o       /etc/init.d/rcN.d/scripts (Modified by chkconfig)


-         Volume Configuration Related

o       /etc/fstab

o       /etc/lvm/lvm.conf  (for LVM)

o       Remove /etc/lvm/backup (for LVM)

o       Remove /etc/lvm/archive (for LVM)

o       Remove /etc/lvm/.cache or /etc/lvm/cache/.cache (for LVM)

o       /etc/sysconfig/lvm (for LVM, specifically for SLES)

o       /etc/blkid.tab or /etc/blkid/blkid.tab


-         Other

o       /boot/initrd-<kernel_version>.img

o       /etc/sysconfig/firstboot (RHEL)

o       /root/.kde/share/config/hwsusekickerrc (SLES)

o       /root/.kde/share/config/susepluggerrc (SLES)