Last night, I backed up my Ubuntu 10.10 box using the sbackup utility. The process ran with the default options, which backed up the
/etc /home /usr /var directories to a separate partition on my machine.
After the backup completed successfully, I installed Ubuntu 11.04 over the existing Ubuntu 10.10 partition and installed the lamp-server meta package using tasksel:
$ sudo apt-get install tasksel $ sudo tasksel install lamp-server
When prompted, I entered the same MySQL root password as used on Ubuntu 10.10.
What's the easiest way to restore the user accounts, databases and configuration from
/media/backup/var/lib/mysql to the new installation?