How do I create a new linode and move my current websites and data to it?

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http://serverfault.com – I am a relative newby to managing my own server. I set up a Linode a while ago, installed Ubuntu 9.1 (Karmic) followed by Apache, MySQL, my websites, some mods etc. What I didn't realise was that, not only could I upgrade my version of Ubuntu, but that I should. I now find myself with an unsupported version of Ubuntu and a lot of stuff sitting on top of it. It seems that the recommended process for EOL upgrades is actually to reinstall rather than to upgrade. I was thinking of setting up a brand new Linode on the latest version of Ubuntu and then moving all my stuff across. The question (HowTos)