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ianw1974 last won the day on October 24 2022

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  • Birthday 12/06/1974

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  1. What would we do without you @paul :beers: Would be good to somehow re-invent the forum and get it going again, although probably almost impossible.
  2. Yeah looks that way. Sometimes we get a spammer registering and attempting to post. After the demise of Mandriva, everyone else has since moved on. Would be cool for a reunion of all the people that were here during those peak times we had.
  3. Yup: http://ftp.kh.edu.tw/Linux/Mandrake/10.1/x86_64/ Some install images in the install/images folder, including a boot.iso probably for a netinstall. Not been able to find a full blown ISO yet with all the software on.
  4. @gilmore.t OK cool :) yeah Mandrake 7.1 was my first installation ever with Linux, which was why I generally got involved again with it when I took more of a serious look at Linux in general, and ever since 10.0 have been Linux every day since then, albeit plenty of different distros in between. I also use Linux Mint on my laptop/desktop, and mainly now Debian/Ubuntu on servers depending on the requirements. Also looking more into Rocky Linux now since CentOS is no longer what it used to be. I checked the mirror now, seems they only left the 32 bit ISO's, whilst the mirror data is there for x86_64, no ISO's to be actually able to install. Was going to get Mandrake 10.1 myself now, just to make a VM out of it, might have to do some googling. Either that, or just mess around with the 32 bit one.
  5. Yep, really old distros released between 2002 - 2004 which are obsolete now since they don't get updates. Building a distro means building all the packages, hosting them somewhere so that people can download them. Dev work required to compile, build a distro, test, etc, etc - so needs load of people to do it. No point in using sources that are 20 years old. As I said, there is OpenMandriva and Mageia so it still lives on.
  6. Well, as per email, Poland now :D doing alright, just taking life as it comes. How's 'bout you?
  7. Cool :) Am working on my systems, just disappointed that they put PHP 7.4 and not PHP 8.0 in the release. But at least I can use Ondrej Sury's repo for PHP 8.0.
  8. Isn't going to happen. First nobody has access to them, and there is no point using space for old distros of Mandrake/Mandriva that haven't been made/maintanied in over 10 years. You have OpenMandriva as an option or Mageia which came about when Mandriva shut down.
  9. @paulnice :) I've been using Buster for a few months now, so good to see it released. I noticed one day not so long ago that the site wasn't accessible, so I guess that was then the updates were in progress :) Good to see it back working again, although bit of a ghosttown here now.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 :)
  12. 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.
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