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Old 01-09-2006, 08:37 AM   #1
wkdboi
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Wont to get rid of windows server


Hi. I have a copy of windows server 2000 Pro Running Latest Apache, Mysql, and PHP. Also running kerio mailserver 6.0.10. I would like to move onto a linux platform but am unsure how to go about this with minamal downtime of Webserver and Mail Server also will need to run FTP Server currently running Bullet proof FTP Server. I would also like to have a way of making the server text my mobile every couple of hours as in some type of snmp so I know if the server is up or down. also will need to run web alazyer the stat counter thing you can get built into apache and i will need to set up SSL
 
Old 01-09-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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hmm..
i say start another thread in the appropriate forum, asking a specific question. you wont get much from this thread i would think.

do you have all of these programs installed in your linux distro? have you configured them? errors? whats your actual question(s)?

for example, for the FTP server situation.. search google/yahoo/lq.org for installing an ftp server. youll find lots of results.. search freshmeat or sourceforge or other linux software sites to find an ftp server right for you. read the install/readme files it comes with, and try it.
if you cant get it to work, start a thread in the linux > software forum.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 12:00 AM   #3
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Step 1. Choose a distro. For servers Centos (a Redhat Enterprise Linux rebuild) or Debian would be a good choice due to their long support cycles. However Mandriva, Suse, Ubuntu, Slackware even Gentoo (if you like their idea of building everything from source) or any other Linux distro would also do alirght.

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I would like to move onto a linux platform but am unsure how to go about this with minamal downtime of Webserver and Mail Server
Setup Linux on a test machine. You'd never be able to just wipe Windows and install Linux and setup all those services with minimal downtime no matter how much you knew about Linux. Once you've got your test machine setup with those same services and running well then you can plan to switch over.

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I would also like to have a way of making the server text my mobile every couple of hours as in some type of snmp so I know if the server is up or down
Sign up with an SMS gateway provider (there'll plenty around in whatever country you're from). Make sure they allow you to trigger an sms by sending an email to a particular gateway. Now you can easily use the mail command and cron to have it mail you every so often.

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also will need to run web alazyer the stat counter thing you can get built into apache and i will need to set up SSL
Apache is native to Linux as well so it should work the same as on Windows for you. There are plenty of good open source web stats programs - eg. awstats - just google around.

Search around for HOWTOs and stuff like that and give it all a try on a test machine. When you get stuck on something post on this site with a specific question. Asking 'how do I setup all this stuff' is a bit too general and its covered by HOWTOs anyway
 
  


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