Stephen Gran on 9 Jan 2008 17:07:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] relevancy of config files (WAS Sharing an Internet Connection)

On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 03:01:53PM -0500, Matthew Rosewarne said:
> On Wednesday 09 January 2008, Jason wrote:
> >
> > I can do a base load of my server os, drop my config files back on,
> > bounce a bunch of services (or just reboot), and blammo, I'm restored.
> >  Copy back some websites, restore some dbs from the latest dumps, and
> > I'm done.  I just recently did this to my production server to
> > facilitate a move from RAID-1 to RAID-5.  Too easy.
> This can work and often does, provided you know just what files you need to 
> copy and are capable/willing to modify them if something goes wrong.  This is 
> not something you can do *reliably* in an automated fashion without a 
> staggering amount of work.

The fact that all Unix admins rather routinely do exactly this sort of
says you might be wrong.
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