Yesterday and today I felt like there is not enough readings for me on BlogLines, so I decided to add some more sites to have more daily readings.
Just finished writing Database Management & Programming exam in the college. Overall, the exam was quite easy and contained a questions on ERD, Symantic Objects, function dependencies, SQL and some other theoretical issues. I didn\’t expected this exam to be hard and it wasn\’t, so luckily I will get a good grade :)
Next exam is on General Physics which I am really afraid of since I am not quite friendly with the subject. The good thing here is that since the course is not about memorizing the formulas, but on the ability to use them – I will have a list of most frequently used formulas included at the last page of the exam paper ;)
Currently the server is handling:
- Samba based NT domain + File server
- Mail (Exim + IMAPd)
- Web (Apache)
- FTP (ProFTPd)
- Fax (HylaFax)
- MySQL Databases
- some minor/non-critical services
And the mystery for me are the next set of question:
- To which release of Fedora to update?
- How to update (cd update/cd clean install/apt-get distr-upgrage/anything else)?
- Should I leave the same soft or should I replace something (like Exim -> Postfix, IMAPd -> Cyrus IMAP)?
- What problems may occur?
- How much time the whole process can take?
- How to make it with minimum downtime?
In addition – I have space (but a bit old) P3 machine which I can use in any way during the setup.
So what – any ideas???
I thought of moving as much as possible to the P3 machine (web,ftp,mail,samba,mysql), then reinstalling (fresh install) the main server, then move everything back from P3 machine, but I assume that someone may have some better ideas :)
I always like to watch the improvements of usability in Linux. This time I found another nice tool: Smart Package Manager. I haven\’t tried it a lot yet but it seems to be a bit more advanced than Synaptic – the tool I used before. Smart supports a variety of repositories and types of packages, can work both in GUI and CLUE, has KDE system tray integration addon and some other features.