Today I've noticed that my last post was on August and I've decided that I'm going to try to keep this blog alive.
Since this summer I've left the University and now I only have two jobs... my daily work and my son; I believe that things are going better at a personal level, but the truth is that lately I have near zero time to devote to Debian and Free Software in general.
As I don't want to leave the FLOSS world and I'm still able to do some sysadmin related tasks at work and at home I've decided that I'll try to reserve some time for blogging about them.
I'm also thinking about starting a blog and a wiki in Spanish, mainly to be able to publish some of the documents I write at work about our installations, the advantage for me is that I can publish them with a little revision and that is much faster than translating them into English.
Anyway, before creating new blogs my first task is to finish my home server migration; I'm moving all the services that were running on my old PowerBook (PowerPC @ 400Mhz, 378MB of RAM, 10 GB HD) to my other PowerBook (PowerPC @ 1Ghz, 768MB of RAM, 60GB HD), as I haven't used it for ages and I still use a lot the old machine.
On the move I plan to change a lot of things, the machine is going to run multiple vservers and I plan to change a lot of the software I was using, always trying to simplify the maintenance and/or get more performance from the new machine:
The internal network will use dnsmasq for DNS and DHCP (replacing bind9 and the dhcp3-server).
My authoritative nameservers are going to be served by powerdns using the named backend for the primary servers and sqlite3 for the secondary domains.
I'm going to move all my webservers from apache2 to nginx and fast-cgi (the speed and memory gains are huge at work).
I plan to move all my repositories from Subversion to git, including this ikiwiki installation.
I'll try to blog about this new installation once it is done.