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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Hi folks,<br>
      <br>
      Thanks very much for your assistance, it's nice to have some help
      here.  I should've been more specific.  About 3 years ago, someone
      who used to work here was able to get the machine onto a VM.  So
      it is backed up nightly, etc.  So at least that's good.<br>
      <br>
      However, the guy who did it, did it on pretty much his own private
      box.  He's long gone and no one has passwords.  I've reached out
      to him and will again, perhaps I'll get lucky.<br>
      <br>
      Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress.  I can see now that
      it's critical I get shell access so I'll see what I can do there.<br>
      <br>
      --Mike<br>
      <br>
      <br>
      <br>
      On 2/21/2014 11:03 AM, John Salter wrote:<br>
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        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Surely
            this fact combines nicely with the "I believe it's about 7
            years old now.  The machine has never been upgraded, not
            even the OS” statement to make an interesting hacking
            challenge ;o)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">I’m
            hoping you have some form of physical access to the machine?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">I’m
            also hoping it’s all backed up.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Is
            the database run on the same server? Is that dumped out
            somewhere too?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">First
            thing I would try and do is get everything backed up to
            somewhere other than the host system.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Possibly
            a disk imaging tool (Ghost) might help, and enable you to
            build a VM of your current system that you can get into?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Sounds
            like an interesting project – keep us informed of how you
            get along!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Cheers,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
        <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">John<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext"
                  lang="EN-US">From:</span></b><span
style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext"
                lang="EN-US"> <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk">eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk</a>
                [<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk">mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk</a>] <b>On
                  Behalf Of </b>Michael Street<br>
                <b>Sent:</b> 21 February 2014 15:45<br>
                <b>To:</b> <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk">eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk</a><br>
                <b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] Re: Assistance with eprints 2
                options<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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          <p class="MsoNormal">Hi again,<br>
            <br>
            I should've mentioned a critical obstacle.  I have no shell
            access to the original machine anymore.  Apparently they
            can't even get into single-user mode to get in.<br>
            <br>
            --Mike<br>
            <br>
            On 2/21/2014 10:28 AM, Michael Street wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>
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          <p class="MsoNormal">Hello,<br>
            <br>
            I have a repository that I set up many years ago and
            maintenance of which has passed away and back again.  It's
            an eprints 2 repo that is functioning fine but the
            administrators would like to upgrade/migrate it to version
            3.  I believe it's about 7 years old now.  The machine has
            never been upgraded, not even the OS.<br>
            <br>
            I have the new hardware but I just can't figure out the best
            way to achieve this.  I've looked at the migration script
            written by cjg but I'm worried to try code so old.  <br>
            <br>
            Is there a way to just export everything in a format that
            can be brought into the latest version?  <br>
            <br>
            If not, then I do have the people available to input old the
            eprints into the new version.  The only issue with that is
            that the URLs MUST match the original ones.  This new
            machine will eventually replace the original, once
            everything is migrated over.   Is there anyway to directly
            edit the eprint id of a deposit?<br>
            <br>
            Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.<br>
            <br>
            Thanks,<o:p></o:p></p>
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