Windows to Linux migration


(David D. Speck MD) #1

I am seriously considering migrating my OpenEMR server from Windows 7 to a Linux distro when support for Windows 7 ends in January. The last posts on the topic I found are 5 years old.

  1. Is there an optimum Linux distro for OpenEMR that is recommended for a Linux noob?

  2. Are there any current instructions on accomplishing the Windows -> Linux migration process?

  3. My current OpenEMR installation lives entirely inside a Veracrypt encrypted partition, so if someone steals the server box, they will not be able to access the PHI contained in the machine. Is there a reliable Linux equivalent to Veracrypt or Truecrypt?

Thanks in advance for your advice!


#2
  1. Ubuntu is as easy as it gets using the Deb package.
    Do a backup and restore.
  2. Administration-Backup on windows
  3. On Ubuntu rename the /var/www/openemr folder (I like to hold on to it if doing an inplace upgrade).
  4. Copy in my backup to Ubuntu.
  5. Run restore located in the /var/www/openemr renamed/contrib/util folder
  6. Follow prompts.
    With uou can select lvm with encryption during install.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Welcome to the other OS.


(Stephen Waite) #3

deb package is #5 on @brady.miller’s stat todo list, Renaming Attachments, browser hang/crash :slight_smile: