[K12OSN] Methods for documenting systems and procedures

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Jan 5 17:15:51 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 08:24, Jesus Aneiros Sosa wrote:
> > text file under /root called changes.txt
> > when i make a change i put the date/time/change
> Better to put it in a log on paper or on a file outside the server. Your
> server could say Bye-bye and you'll find yourself without any ideas of the
> changes you'll have to do post-reinstall.

Yet another benefit of using backuppc (running on a different PC than
your server).  It has a nice web interface that lets you browse
through the files and view or download them directly as well as
restore them.  So, if a file existed on the server, you would still
be able to view it easily after the crash.  The stuff on a wiki
would be difficult to navigate but not impossible.  It would probably
be a good idea to have the code pre-installed elsewhere so a quick
restore of the current data into an existing directory (perhaps
on the same machine as the one running backuppc) would make it
all work normally again.  Hmmm, I think I'll do that myself soon...

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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