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Re: [K12OSN] K12ltsp Setup for a backup machine?



So, where do I come up with this Mondo thing?


DS

On 7 Oct 2003, Steve Wright wrote:

> On Tue, 2003-10-07 at 03:59, Joseph Bishay wrote:
> 
> > I'm just waiting for my server to be built (taking too long!) and I decided to 
> > start work on one of the other components of the network; namely, a backup 
> > server. I've read the list and now know how I'm going to create a copy of the 
> > server's hard drive on this other machine across the network. 
> 
> 
> That is the 'manual' way to do it.  Mondo automates the whole process
> very nicely.
> 
> With Mondo, the system does daily incremental backups automatically.  If
> your Server goes up in flames, simply purchase a new one, and re-install
> using the ISOs provided by the Mondo backup - voila! total restoration
> from cold steel.  Very easy, and very quick.
> 
> 
> > The backup 
> > machine is a PII with a huge hard drive that will just mirror the servers' 
> > drives every other night or so.  My question is this: What setup of linux 
> > should I install on it? I'd like to start gaining experience with the K12ltsp 
> > software, so it makes sense to do that - but I don't know what setting to pick. 
> > Is it a server, client, k12ltsp server, basic RH, or none of the above?
> 
> 
> Providing you have 256MB RAM in this box (you will get away with 128MB..
> just..), do a "workstation" install.  This will give you all the GUI
> tools to admin the box, making life much easier.  The box will also get
> it's network settings from your DHCPd, which will allow you to set it a
> static IP address and domain name, making use of the "Backup Server"
> much simpler.
> 
> If RAM is limited, er, get some more RAM.  8-)  RAM is cheap enough, 
> and admin'ing a box with no GUI is a right pain, even for those of us
> who have some experience.
> 
> 
> cheers,
> Steve
> 
> 
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