How to Migrate CentOS 8 to AlmaLinux

CentOS 8 is reaching its End of Life in December 2021. If you are using CentOS 8, you may need to consider migrating to other operating systems.

Other alternatives for CentOS 8 are AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, and Oracle Linux. All of these are free and are based on RHEL 8.

AlmaLinux is released a migration script

https://github.com/AlmaLinux/almalinux-deploy

This script allows you to convert CentOS 8 to AlmaLinux.

WARNING: Make sure you take a full system backup before migrating.

Before migrating, make sure your system is up to date.

Reboot the server

Once the server is back online, we can run the AlmaLinux migration script to start the migration.

After the migration is complete, run

Now you need to reboot the server

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