I have three items for the agenda this week so far:
* Greet the new members of the Server SIG who have turned up on the
* Status check on Fedora 21 Server release
* Rename the weekly meetings to "Server SIG Meeting" (chaired by the WG)
I'm new to Linux and unix-like systems, I need some advice on backup
solution for file level and block level backups
for file-level backups I found fsarchiver, dar, tar and for
file-system-level fsarchiver, clonezilla/partclone and dd appropriate
based on my requirements
(data integrity and confidentiality, mount and single-file-restoration
capabilities, btrfs and GPT support, ACL/Selinux preservation, xz
Advantage of tar and dd is that they are available every where but I'm
mostly concerned about file integrity with tar
and dd copies all unused blocks of file system too (fsarchiver or
clonezilla/partclone will only copy file-system + MBR)
I need some advice on Backup solutions, what is your personal methods
Any advice would be most welcome
Hello everyone, just wanted to let everyone know that I will be
diverting my efforts towards my finals for college. I will still be in
the regular meetings on tuesday, but I will be mostly off the IRC
during this period. If anyone wants to contact me directly please
Thank you everyone.
Good day fellow Server enthusiasts!
I am hereby announcing my second candidacy for the Server Working Group.
For those that didn't receive (or don't recall) the first self-intro I
did last April, here's a little background. I am a Systems Engineer
which, translated, means I make heterogeneous - and sometimes
"incompatible" - systems work together. I have been in IT since I was a
child, and my service in the United States Navy gave me the training and
experience I needed to make a pretty good career out of it. I've
returned to University to finally get a degree - I don't currently have
one and have reached the highest position I can without it.
I have been maintaining servers of one form or fashion since 1993. My
first systems were HPUX and Sun Solaris 2.0. I set up my first Red Hat
server in 1998 to serve as the DNS, web, ftp and file server for the
Commander, US Navy Central Command. While at that station, I was
appointed the Information Systems Security Officer, and was eventually
recognized as having the most secure network in Central Command in 2000.
I have maintained RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Solaris, BSD and
Windows servers in one flavor or another since 2003, and have been
slowly transitioning my current systems to a virtualized infrastructure
built on CentOS 7 and Openstack Juno. As part of that transition, I have
moved our file server from Windows to a Fedora 21 server with Samba,
pulling the data from a storage server via iSCSI. I've also deployed a
F21 server to fill the role as a local repository (with most of the
aforementioned operating systems hosted), and another server as our
first central identification and authorization using FreeIPA. I have
other instances in production serving double duty as the DNS server
(integrated with the FreeIPA server) and eJabberd for a local network IM
On a separate network, I am running a mixed CentOS, Fedora and Windows
Active Directory environment for a development team. Within this closed
network, I run DNS, Apache, Redmine (formerly trac), eJabberd (formerly
Openfire), git (formerly svn), and multiple CentOS machines doing
nothing but virtual hosting for test instances built on KVM/QEMU. The
Windows portion of the network serves the sole duty of authentication
and identification, but I am using the Windows Services for Uniz to
provide some interoperability for that function.I am advocating moving
away from Windows based development environments to Fedora, so I can
eventually call my network a pure Linux network.
In regards to the Fedora community as a whole, I am a member of the QA
team, and dedicate most of my testing time to the Server and KDE
products (yes, I know KDE isn't a product....yet). I talk up Fedora and
it's abilities at any given opportunity, and have convinced more than a
few folks to switch to Fedora from Ubuntu. I like what the Server
product has become, and want to see it supplant Ubuntu as the
"reference" server for multiple projects (namely Openstack, among many).
I do what I can in my limited role to make this happen.
In short, I am a maintainer of servers, and use them in my daily duties
at my day job; I am an end-user of the product. My weakness in the
Fedora community, however, is that I am not a developer. It's not what I
do, I don't want to do it. I make the systems available for the
developers to do their job. To that end, I am very good at what I do.
I feel that I would bring insight and ideas to the WG as an end user of
the product - a voice that needs to be heard by any development project.
It wouldn't do very good to build a product that isn't wanted, or worse,
Systems Engineer at Large
Fedora KDE WG | Fedora QA Team | Fedora Server SIG
Fedora Infrastructure Apprentice
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San Antonio, Texas, USA