[Tracker-discuss] Getting Started
roche at upfrontsystems.co.za
Sun Oct 29 23:49:02 CET 2006
On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 19:41 +0100, Erik Forsberg wrote:
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> I don't know if all of the "initial admins" have indicated their
> willingness yet, but you are at least all subscribed to this list - so
> let's get started working!
> A bunch of infrastructure- and development-related questions popped up
> in my head, so I wrote them down below. Hopefully, there's someone
> here that can answer them :-) (I did notice at least one
> upfrontsystems.co.za person in the list roster..).
Hi Erik, that's me :-)
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> * What kind of machine are Upfront Systems's going to host for the
> python-dev tracker? How much CPU, memory and disk is available?
AMD Athlon 64 with 512 MB RAM and 40GB available for your virtual
> * Will the python-dev tracker be the only software running on this
> machine? (I assume so, since Brett wrote something about root
Your virtual server (http://linux-vserver) will run alongside other
> * Which Linux distribution will it run, and who will be responsible
> to keep the system up to date with security patches etc? We, or
> Upfront? (I prefer the latter.)
Debian, and we will maintain the system.
> * Does the machine have RAID for its disks? Is there support for
> monitoring the disks, and who will be responsible for that?
It has a RAID controller.
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> * What backup facilities are included in the hosting offer?
Hourly backup of the data to a backup server in the data centre.
> * Are there any alternative ways to make backups, such as usage of
> rsync, rdiff-backup or similar to some python-community-controlled
We use both rsync and rdiff-backup so this shouldn't be a problem.
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> * Which protocols will be available for access to the machine? I
> prefer using only SSH (with sftp for file transfers).
SSH (with sftp) is available.
> On the security side, perhaps we should lock down the root account and
> use sudo to gain root credentials from individual accounts?
This is standard practice for us.
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> * Is there a nagios (or similar) installation somewhere that we can
> use to monitor the tracker, its backup etc?
We use monit to monitor services on the box and nagios to monitor the
> * Is there a subversion repository we could use for the development of
> the tracker? So far we've used a module in the CVS repository for
> roundup (on Sourceforge), but as I prefer subversion and don't enjoy
> the "stability" of sourceforge, I'd enjoy a stable subversion
> repository for this development.
Why not host this on the same box?
> * Where should we keep our tracker bugs? I'm happy to keep the
> http://efod.se/ptt/ (python-tracker-tracker) online if you like.
Why not just use another roundup instance on the same box for this?
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