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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:
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> 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...
> 
> -dsr-

Dan,  

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.

Thank you,
Ray