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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Shell access to LAMP machines
Date Fri, 05 Apr 2013 09:25:55 GMT
On 3 April 2013 23:53, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 2:46 AM, janI <jani@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > On 1 April 2013 01:16, Andrea Pescetti <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > > The OpenOffice project maintains a few machines with different people
> > > responsible for them. One step forward for better maintenance would be
> to
> > > build a small team of LAMP administrators here, common to the two LAMP
> > > machines because problems tend to be common: for example, the forum
> MySQL
> > > problems are similar to those already solved by Jan on the wiki.
> > >
> > > The two machines, ooo-wiki2 (wiki.openoffice.org) and ooo-forums (
> > > forum.openoffice.org) are unsupported by Infra (they help, but with
> low
> > > priority) and here is the situation:
> > >
> > > - imacat has already access to both (with sudo rights); no changes
> needed
> > > here.
> > >
> > > - jani has already sudo access to ooo-wiki2 and is available to receive
> > it
> > > at ooo-forums too, and I propose he is granted access
> > >
> > > - rbircher used to have access but the machines were reconfigured, so
> he
> > > probably doesn't have it now: Raphael, if you are available please let
> us
> > > know (and I recommend that whatever you choose is common to both
> > ooo-wiki2
> > > and ooo-forums)
> > >
> > > - I, as already proposed here, have now got access to ooo-forums and
> I'll
> > > ask access to ooo-wiki2 too; however, if we have a new volunteer (needs
> > to
> > > be an OpenOffice committer) willing to join, especially in the American
> > > timezone (but any timezone will be OK!), I'll very happily step back
> and
> > > remain only as a backup, to avoid building an unnecessarily large team.
> > >
> > > This does not include the translate-vm machine, which should be home to
> > > the new Pootle, and which is managed by Infra, jani and jsc.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks andrea for a very precise summary of our LAMP park, which of
> course
> > does not include my/our current infra discussion, I would like to add a
> > note about the work needed by a new volunteer, since it might sound more
> > scary than it actually is.
> >
> > The top "work" of the team is being able to respond swiftly to
> breakdowns.
> > we need people in different TZ (imacat is taiwan, and I am spain). In
> case
> > of a breakdown, we have the initative, most quick responses are quite
> > simple, and for the complicated ones infra is there to help.
> >
> > We need to regulary look at the logs, and take apropriate action, like
> > tuning a table, or finding a php problem. However this is not time
> critical
> > and can be done by a team member who master it or one who wants to learn.
> >
> > We need to update the OS regulary, apply package fixes approx. once every
> > month, this is all standard ubuntu, and is typically done in 1/2 hours.
> >
> > Last we try to keep the server upgraded, in regards of the applications
> we
> > use. This is something normally carefully planned so we are sure not only
> > to be able to do the upgrade, but also have a higher alert level the
> first
> > 24 hours after the upgrade.
> >
> >
>
> What about data backup?  How is that currently handled?
>
Standard. program changes are in svn, mysql is being backed up
automatically to the infra backup server.

rgds
jan I.

>
> -Rob
>
>
>
> > I have a dream, to make the 3 lampĀ“s have a identical setup (but of
> course
> > different application). Mwiki today uses mysql, php with fast-cgi, httpd
> > and ats. Especially the forum would benefit from fast-cgi and problaly a
> > tuned mysql.
> >
> > A volunteer does not need to be an expert, that can be learned,
> possibility
> > to react swiftly to alers in your TZ is the key. General knowledge about
> > mysql/php is a clear advantage. In general we talk about 1-2 hours work
> pr
> > month, not including upgrades.
> >
> > rgds
> > Jan I
> >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >   Andrea.
> > >
> > >
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