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Converting 32bit system to 64bit system [CLOSED]

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I am thinking about converting my centos 6.3 32bit system to centos 6.4 64bit system. Please let me know what are the consequences of conducting this type of activity?

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posted Aug 3, 2013 by Sheetal Chauhan

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Do you want to do a live/"in place" migration to 64bit? If yes, I recommend backing up and re-installing from scratch or if you have a home partition just let it be unformatted and your settings should be preserved - most of the stuff in /home is arch-agnostic.

answer Aug 3, 2013 by Deepankar Dubey
During the installation make sure to choose "custom partitioning" and  leave the home partition unformatted. It's all pretty intuitive, you just need to pay a bit of attention. As always, backups are recommended no matter what.
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