Recompilation of complete setup

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sostech
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Recompilation of complete setup

Post by sostech » 2007/05/22 14:59:42

I have cent OS installed and now over that we have installed multiple applications like amavisd, spamassassin, razor, pyzor, DCC clamav etc. we have made a complete antispam solution, everytime i have to install a new server everything needs to be reinstalled like CPAN modules etc. and its a long procedure. Can some one guide that how can i make my own compilation so that just boot from a CD and necessary linux and every thing else is installed as it is on this running server. I need to create a replica of one existing server. I am a newbie thanks for the help

K_Frye
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Re: Recompilation of complete setup

Post by K_Frye » 2007/05/26 01:00:30

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sostech wrote:
I have cent OS installed and now over that we have installed multiple applications like amavisd, spamassassin, razor, pyzor, DCC clamav etc. we have made a complete antispam solution, everytime i have to install a new server everything needs to be reinstalled like CPAN modules etc. and its a long procedure. Can some one guide that how can i make my own compilation so that just boot from a CD and necessary linux and every thing else is installed as it is on this running server. I need to create a replica of one existing server. I am a newbie thanks for the help[/quote]

If you want an image of your server you've got a few options:

1) Mondorescue - http://www.mondorescue.org/

It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid. RPMs are available for RHEL.

2) System Imager - http://wiki.systemimager.org/index.php/Main_Page

SystemImager is software which automates Linux installs, software distribution, and production deployment. RHEL RPMs are available.

3) G4L (Ghost for Linux) - http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l

Ghost for Linux is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool similar to Norton Ghost(c). The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally.

4) Acronis - http://www.acronis.com/

It's commercial software but it's very, very good and simple to use.

5) Seagate Discwizard (if you're using Seagate or Maxtor drives) - http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard

Seagate licensed Acronis technology and made this version available for free. It's the Windows version but you can make a boot CD that will allow you to make images of your linux servers. It's very simple to use if that's the primary consideration.

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