Re: rebuilding a system remotely?
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Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have two machines sitting in a data center. One of them, I've just
> finished, very carefully, configuring for production use.
> The other machine I've used a bit as a sandbox for trying things before
> doing them on the production machine - and at this point the sandbox is
> pretty well messed up.
> I'd like to either
> a. rebuild from scratch to Sarge
> b. upgrade to a clean testing release.
> either way, without a trip to the datacenter to rebuild from a CD.
How "messed up"? IOW, what if you just started paring away
packages, aggressively making it as *minimal* as possible while
still being able to run ssh. (From experience, I can tell you that
that's pretty darned small.)
Then, start adding back packages as you see fit.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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