Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Installing Server in 30 minutes

Nice problem: replacing lenny with debian in a production enviroment.
I decided for new installation, befor this i backup the complete /etc directory,
and /var/lib/samba .

Then booting from netinstall cd and begin installation.
At tasksel i decidet for only "standart-system" without any software.
When installation was done, i uses aptitude to install the database and administration utilities i need.

From the old /etc directory i could use the following things:
/etc/shadow
/etc/password
/etc/group
/etc/ntp
/etc/samba/smb.conf
/etc/rc.local

After this the server could boot into productive enviroment,
the rest i could do later.

All user could use the database and the fileserver.

Squeeze in 30 minutes.
 Great!