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Re: creating complete OS image

On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 04:58:45AM -0700, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Now if the machine dies (say the hard drive) I could quickly replace the
> hard drive, re-deploy the image on it and restart the machine.
> And the server should work absolutely fine.

If you have to re-install, that's too much work right there, for a
start. I'd always use RAID (eg, mirroring or RAID5), so that the failure
of a single HDD won't result in server downtime, or wasted time during
the rebuild.

Secondly, you should be using a build system, so that deployment of a
new or replacement machine is a simple, automated job. 

The new Debian installer makes automated installs fairly
straightforward.  Alternatively, Progeny have ported Anaconda to Debian,
although I haven't looked at it yet, so I don't know its status is.



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