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RE: [K12OSN] Retiring a K12LTSP server (back to just FC6 LAMP/Samba)



Yes.

Here are files to keep for much of it.

/etc/resolv.conf
/etc/hosts
/etc/exports (if you need NFS)
/etc/passwd  (if you want to keep usernames, etc.)
/etc/shadow  (same as above)
/etc/dhcpd.conf (for reference only)
/etc/gshadow ( never actually used this one, but I keep it anyway. . .)
/etc/samba/smb.conf (if you use samba and for reference)
/etc/samba/smbpasswd (for samba user information)
/etc/samba/secrets (helped me recover XP/domain login info (I didn't have to rejoin the computers to a new install))

/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf  (or wherever your apache config files are)
				(also depends on the version of apache)

Various files you have made yourself:

example, I have one called addusr that adds a user to linux and samba at the same time by entering all their data on a single commandline.

Like:

/usr/sbin/addusr loginname password "Full Name"

/usr sbin/setsysclean
(this one automatically distributes the Trend system cleaner to all my servers that do domain logins so the users get the updated one every time there is a new one and it runs it automatically at login on every computer.

These are examples of things I keep from a server when it is time to upgrade or change.

Your mileage may vary. . .


Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
Classified Know-Nothing
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond leopards k12 ar us
Tux for President!

On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, Mike Oliveri wrote:

I agree, a reinstall is your best bet. It's faster and safer.

You could, however, backup a lot of the config files in the /etc
directory to make life easier for yourself. Even if you don't restore
them directly to the new server, you would have them on-hand for
reference to see how things were configured before. This would be
especially helpful for Apache and Samba configs.

Take care,
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
Behalf Of Martin Woolley
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:12 AM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Retiring a K12LTSP server (back to just FC6
LAMP/Samba)

On Wednesday 25 Oct 2006 07:34, Carl Keil wrote:

Can someone recommend a way to "convert" this thing back to straight
FC?  Can I "yum remove" certain things, disable certain repos and turn

off a few services?  I would like to, at that point, be able to run
"yum upgrade" and get to pretty much stock FC6 without repo conflicts.

It's at k12LTSP 4.2.2 right now.

I think a reinstall would be quicker.  By the time you've worked out
want you don't need on a web server (Openoffice, Graphics, Sound, Games,
Edutainment, LTSP, etc) and uninstalled it, and worked out what you do
need (Apache) and what you might need (Mod-Perl, Mod-Python, MySQL,
Postgresql, etc), I think that you could have reinstalled it from
scratch.

I recently re-installed our FC5 LAMP server in a couple of hours
(hardware replacement just like yours) and it is humming away nicely.  I
lost no sleep wondering if I'd forgotten something when it went live.

--
Regards
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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