new server migration

Matthew Galgoci mgalgoci at
Sun Sep 7 03:00:17 EEST 2003

On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> Hi,
> We have the new server machine and lots of people have accounts on
> there already. If you haven't sent me your ssh key please do so, as
> we'll be cutting CVS over at some point.
> To migrate, we need a plan. There's been a fair bit of #freedesktop
> discussion but I want to be sure everyone is "in the loop" at least on
> a high level.
> Here are the current services:
>  - the CVS repository
>  - the web site
>  - the cron job that checks the web site out of CVS and builds
>    the final static pages
>  - the web site includes a lot of software release tarballs
>  - the cron job that updates the D-BUS documentation 
>    (this job runs on my workstation currently)
>  - the mailing lists (hosted on, so separate 
>    from the current cvs/web machine)
>  - DNS and mail aliases (hp at, xdg-list at,
>    etc.)

dns, aliases, and the mailing lists are all intrensically tied. I think it should be fairly
easy to do. I can plan this out and execute it.

>  1. write down a process for making sysadmin changes
>     so it isn't mass chaos - admin changes should be logged, 
>     posted to a list, or something along those lines. 

I'll work this out for dns and mail related stuff. I need an idea of the desired timeline for 
this (eg, next week or three months from now or whatever). I'll mail a plan to this list once 
I get an idea of how much time I have to work with.


Matthew Galgoci


Matthew Galgoci		"Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap"
System Administrator
Red Hat, Inc
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