[kwlug-disc] Tan: linux advocacy projects, was: Backup and Recovery in the 21st Century

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Fri Jan 8 15:26:11 EST 2010


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Insurance Squared Inc.
<gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> Falling back to our recent lug discussions :) I've been thinking about all
> the nice things that we could have, if only somebody would build them.
>
> 1) asterisk in a box, available on centos.  It'd be nice if it was off the
> shelf on other distros.  I think it's kinda there but not perfect.
> 2) backup server in a box, with a nice admin panel and all the monitoring
> one could want.   It's bizarre that in 2010 we're still having a discussion
> on pros and cons of different backup systems.  This should be well worn
> technology by now.
> 3) I'd love to see a project that takes a regular distro install for a
> webserver and tweaks/fully optimizes it.  Using off the shelf, not a hybrid
> system (I know there's faster stuff than apache for example - but I'll stick
> to apache thanks).
>
> A good example is the 'perfect mandriva server' that someone put together -
> I've actually used sections of this tutorial over the years:
> http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-mandriva-2009.0-i386
>
> If only I had the time :).

Sounds like a "presentation outline" to me.  Shall I put you down for
December?  ;-)



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