Re: How to Keep Track of Changes to the System
- Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:02:07 -0700 (PDT)
- From: ray <ray@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to Keep Track of Changes to the System
On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 5:10:05 AM UTC-5, Dan Ritter wrote:
> For a single system, etckeeper is an excellent choice. It stores
> changes anywhere in /etc (and optionally in other places) in
> git or subversion.
> You can go a little farther easily by learning git directly.
> https://try.github.io/levels/1/challenges/1 is a good resource.
> If you have multiple systems that need to be handled in similar
> ways, you want to learn an advanced configuration management
> system like chef, puppet, ansible, salt...
Thank you for the list of solutions. It is interesting that SVN can be used with etckeeper. It looks like I should learn git. I have used SVN for other things, but I am easily pulled from my comfort zone for value.
There is an interesting challenge here on where/how to keep repositories on a laptop. It is valuable to have them locally as often my problems are networking; if the repositories are local, I can use another box to view them, but sometimes it may be a challenge to move files when connectivity is lost. I am sure there is an architecture that will be suitable.
It seems like there may be value in using both a config mgr and a version control system. I will start checking into these to better understand.