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    • paul

      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here

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  2. Local mirror as a backup

    I suggest haproxy it will probably be easier than heartbeat with ldirectord. With heartbeat and ldirectord I use direct routing rather than masquerade, as it's faster, just a little more effort to set it up. So if you want something simpler for the beginning, use haproxy as it's pretty straightforward.
  3. Local mirror as a backup

    current plan is to set up the HA cluster on a masqed LAN for testing before setting it live. It is going to be a mammoth task... it has been 16 years since i have done any networking.. ah well if you dont try you never fail
  4. Local mirror as a backup

    To mirror it you'll need a second server with all the same services that you have on the other servers. However it will require changes to the existing servers if you want to replicate the data and have it shared between them. You can use glusterfs for that. You can configure heartbeat for failover to the server with the data copied and services doubled up such as apache, DNS (bind), samba (smb), etc, etc. It's not going to be too simple to do, it will take a bit of work. PS - likewise, and glad to see someone popped in to post :)
  5. Local mirror as a backup

    The website is for a Community Radio Station (2nim-FM) the website is http://nimfm.org in the famous alternate lifestyle villiage of Nimbin NSW. As the organisation is run by volunteers in a place with a transient population there have been a total of eight system admins over a span of 16 years who have all added their own flavour to the capabilities of the servers. Box #1 has the apache, DNS ,SMB, and houses the MP3 record libraray, streaming server/aidio logger (legal requirement for broadcast licence)... amoung other things Box #2 has the proxy and perhaps the mail server (from memory) Box #3 (dead) I am told had a Mirror of box #1 It sounds like your alternatve method is what I am looking for Ian Thank you for your help and.... PS nice to see someone still lurking here
  6. Local mirror as a backup

    Local mirror of which server? Your own? You can do it a number of ways. If just a backup, you could rsync everything in terms of configuration for DNS, squid, Apache, samba. I don't see a reason for doing a backup of the squid cache, as it expires anyway. With rsync, you can use it just to pick up changes, and also with the --delete parameter, it will delete and user data that was deleted between backups. Otherwise, it will just keep adding and adding files even if a user deleted. Rsync can be done over SSH, or you can setup rsyncd on the server in question, and then just make a cron to run nightly. Alternatively, if you want to mirror it, you could also have it run as an active/standby server with HA. If one fails, then the other becomes active without having to restore data from a backup. It all depends on what exactly you want to achieve.
  7. Local mirror as a backup

    I want to set up a local mirror of the server. the mirror will be housed on a separate machine and will be used as a daily backup of the DNS, apache, squid, smb servers and user data. What steps do I need to take for this to become a reality?
  8. Mageia

    Trying Mageia 6 Gnome on my old Dell laptop, just installed. Be a while since I tried Mageia, maybe 1 or 2. Feels like meeting back up with an old friend to be honest, except I keep thinking Mandrake / Mandriva, lol.
  9. Mageia

    XFCE looks great on Mageia 6, I agree.
  10. Mageia

    Exactly the same experiences here. My MSI-laptop (with NVIDIA on board) needed a fresh install to Mageia 6, because re-partitioning was needed in my case. The older desktop-machine went smoothly through the upgrade-procedure from Mageia 5. My brothers' laptop i upgraded remotely through a SSL-connection, and also that was no issue. Now i have Cauldron in VirtualBox, besides openSUSE-Leap and openSUSE-Tumbleed VM's. All of them up-to-date. Though, it must be said, i had to reinstall Cauldron one more time, after one update-session went miserably wrong when systemd-update hanged and frooze the virtual machine. After reboot i was left with only a grub-prompt. I also fiddled around with the other desktop-environments, and must say, was pleasantly surprised by XFCE, very neat.
  11. Mageia

    Well Mageia 5 was rock solid for my home desktop/server box and my business desktop/server box. Given the warning that kde4 to plazma upgrade was a bit glitchy, I went all out on my home desktop, making copies of / and /home and performing a couple of test upgrades as recommended from init3, and it all went pretty smoothly. For my business box, given my home test had proven to work several times, I only made a good copy of / and /home in case the upgrade failed. Same deal, booted to runlevel 3 and did the upgrade, only thing I had to reconfigure was my samba users and firewall. So I have two sweet, Mageia 6 plazma boxes, both upgraded from Mageia 5, ticking along perfectly. Works already under way for Mageia 7!!!!!
  12. Forum software upgrade

    Yeah :) looking good now, before it was reading everything. Couldn't find where to turn it off in admin panel.
  13. Forum software upgrade

    Any way to control the amount of info being displayed under the avatars to the left? Mine is huge :D
  14. Forum software upgrade

    yes can enable rewrite :) I'll have a go today
  15. Forum software upgrade

    Don't think we need the portal. I think it's fine how it is right now.
  16. Forum software upgrade

    Can we enable the rewrite url option? Would be much nicer. In admin panel under SEO, but needs to have .htaccess enabled. When enabled, Friendly URLs will not include 'index.php'. In order to support this you must configure your web server to rewrite all URLs for your community directory to the index.php file. For assistance on how to do this, contact your hosting provider or system administrator. To see the .htaccess used for Apache servers for comparison, download this file.
  17. So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!! A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page. We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money)
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