OT Advice for server reinstalation

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at nkpanama.com
Tue Feb 28 06:00:04 GMT 2006

I'd back up all the relevant data and configs and start from scratch.

Rob Poe wrote:
> I'd do an upgrade from RH7.x to RH9, then upgrade from RH9 to CentOS
> But that's just me :)
>>>> zichovsky at trul.cz 2/24/2006 8:14 AM >>>
> Hi There!
> My old RedHat 7 on server is comming to end of life, as some things are
> not working correctly (but vital services like mail server
> and MS are still runing OK) so I am preparing for clean neew OS install
> on same (old) hardware.
> HW is pretty old, it is PIII900 with 256MB RAM, SCSI HDDs on Mylex
> AcceleRAID 170 PCI RAID Controller (one RAID0 array)
> (Yes, I know that 256MB is low, but it realy was enough in our
> enviroment, swaping occured only in rare occasions.) I can't get new
> HW, have to use this one.
> I am asking for advice which Linux distribution and products to use.
> Distribution have to be completely free (fully downloadable from
> internet),
> must be rpm compatible (or other packaging system, but rpm is
> preffered),
> must support my old HW (with RAID card),
> must be "admin friendly" as I am not "big linux guru".
> Main Services which will be run on server (which are running also now)
> Sendmail
> POP3/IMAP (what to use here? Dovecot? Courrier? Something else?)
> Apache
> MailScanner 
> SpamAssassin
> MailWatch
> Samba
> WebMin
> FireBird
> DHCP, DNS and firewall are running on other servers 
> I am thinking of Fedora Core 4 distribution. But I am open for other
> suggestion from more knowlegeable people here.
> Thanks in advance for suggestions.
> With regards
> Pavel Zichovsky (zichovsky at trul)


Alex Neuman van der Hans
N&K Technology Consultants
Tel. +507 214-9002 - http://nkpanama.com/

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