Re: How to Keep Track of Changes to the System
- Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:42:10 +0200
- From: Nemeth Gyorgy <friczy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to Keep Track of Changes to the System
2017-08-26 05:14 keltezéssel, ray írta:
> I would like to find a way to keep track of changes I make to my system. It seem that I may learn from others on how they keep track of changes they make to their systems.
> When I make changes, I don't remember where I made changes or why.
> It would be great to have a log of what changes I've made, where they were made, how they were made (direct edit, scripted, etc.), why I made them, references that I used to determine the change, and what was the outcome.
> Right now, I get lost in my documentation. I research solutions, make notes in Onenote on a Windows machine, record configurations files that I will test. But It is difficult to record results such as syslogs or console transactions. More challenging is that I have different notebook tabs for different objectives. So when I want to see what I changed, I have to go through many different objectives because I don't know what object I was shooting for when I made the change.
> I would really like to hear how others track their changes or suggestions how I may tack changes.
> I store all the changes on a different computer because I screw up the installation on my machine under test and rebuild the OS. The laptop I am building to run Xen is on its 28th build.
> I would appreciate any suggestions.
I use etckeeper. Of course in tracks changes in /etc (and
subdirectories) only, but it is enough for me.