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lightsout
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Transferring dietpi to new/different hardware?

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Thinking about going from Odroid N2 to x86 hardware to have some more robust power driving the server.

I now have dietpi setup as I want it and don't really want to do it all over again.

Some questions:
1. Is it possible to do this preserving the current setup?

2. Is there any reason to not use a VM? I am leaning towards ubuntu and have dietpi running in a vm so that the
machine can also be used for other things.

Thanks
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Joulinar
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Re: Transferring dietpi to new/different hardware?

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Hi,

there is no real way to change from one architecture to another. Simply all software packages are compiled for different platforms. That's why you are not able to simple backup/restore the system. Only way is to manually save your configs and copy them over.

You can use a VM as well, this is totally fine.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
lightsout
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Re: Transferring dietpi to new/different hardware?

Post by lightsout »

Thanks for clearing that up.
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