Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-22-2006, 04:38 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: South Africa
Distribution: CentOS,Ubuntu,Fedora
Posts: 249

Rep: Reputation: 30
Mirror a Mail Server

Good Day

We have a huge mail cluster with approximately 12 Servers in it, We are reinstalling them and want to know how I can install one server, get all the configuration files correct on the first server etc and then just mirror that server onto the other 11 machines so I don't have to go and reinstall 11 machines and do the configuration another 11 times.

Old 11-23-2006, 08:13 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Northeast Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,248
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
And you are using what OS ? There are some different methods you can use to either perform the install on all the machinesidentically, or you could image the drives depending on the system setup (is RAID involved ? )

more info is needed for a helpful response..

for debian based distros lookup
dpkg --get selections > selections.txt
dpkg --set selections < selections.txt
also check out FAI

RedHat lookup kixstart (I think this should still be around for centos, RHEL

After setup you can simply copy the config files over

Disk imaging using a product like Acronis..
Old 11-23-2006, 08:26 AM   #3
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: Fedora Core 5
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
if the other machines are brand new you can get the system how you want it, tar it, and then untar the system onto each other system. That should work, you will just need to load Grub into the boot loader


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mirror the server on live time MOnte_CristO Red Hat 4 11-09-2006 12:16 AM
Mirror Settings to another linux server nuganen Linux - General 1 11-03-2006 11:54 AM
How can I instantly mirror data from 1 linux server to another? abefroman Linux - Enterprise 10 01-13-2005 02:58 AM
W2k Server, making a mirror!!! shakespy Slackware 4 08-05-2004 09:38 PM
How do I mirror of a web server? bleunuit Linux - Networking 1 05-21-2004 01:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration