[Dev] Migrating Parabola infrastructure from the old server to newtron

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Thu Mar 31 23:47:09 GMT 2022

On Wed, 30 Mar 2022 20:13:21 -0600 Luke wrote:
>  1. The *are* included in https://winston.parabola.nu/backup/
>  2. And also mirroring config.git should be sufficient

i think gnutoo's intention is less about backup of live data; but
to codify the initial server setup and config, and make it
reproducible ("winston in a can") - for that, there are several
relevant tools running on winston - i believe gnutoo was asking
about holo; because its use was the least understood

for example, those backups are generated by duplicity; which i
did not bother to mention in our IRC discussion - among those
backups is the /etc directory - but in addition to those
scheduled backups, etckeeper is also tracking /etc - i suppose
because it offers more fine-grained rollback - but the etckeeper
store appears to be only local to etckeeper (not under ~/git) -
etckeeper supports pushing to a remote repo; but none is defined

the last bit is not so important; but as a matter or replicating
winston, i suppose that etckeeper and it's store should be
included in that "configuration management" laundry list

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