Bare-metal Restore

Published on Friday, May 25, 2007

As you can see by my previous post, my question to squeeze more req/sec from the server, I decided to try out Gentoo (again, last time was four years ago). Now, I like Gentoo, there is no doubt about that. However, I realized things took just too long to get set up. I guess that is the disadvantage of a source based package management tool. Back to Debian I go.

Two hours later everything was up and running -- and I guess I can't complain about a two hour bare-metal restore from one distro to another. And let me iterate, this isn't just a typical LAMP boxen. It's got:

  • apache/mod_php/ssl with ~10 domains

  • apache/mod_python/ssl with ~4 domains

  • lighttpd with ~5 domains (static files)

  • about 8 gigs of web data/images

  • svn repos + web_dav access

  • mysql restored

  • postfix(chroot)/dovecot/sasl + mysql auth

  • home dirs restored

  • chrooted users again

I'm sure I missed something on this list, I was typing pretty quick. Well, that's the update. I'm gonna go tinker with mod_cache some.