Files, OpenBSD 3.7

Files

I am, right now, taking a tarball of everything on mark seven, and copying it over to mark eight. Any files you save on the system from here on in will not make it into the new system. This is true on *all* systems, including databases. I will probably make a larger effort to insure that the databases are kept up to date, but I make no guarantees on that.

Mail

I have modified vis.nu’s mail system to dump a copy of each message received into a temporary directory. Once the mail server is moved, I will copy these files over to the new server and redistribute them among the accounts. This is still not a foolproof plan, but hopefully this will allow us to have not only contiguous mail reception, but both servers will be up to date on the mail received.

OpenBSD 3.7

OpenBSD 3.7, due out this Thursday, is already installed on the new machine. I didn’t want to install 3.6 only to miss out on significant updates that come out a few days later, so I spent not an insignificant amount of time compiling OpenBSD by hand. While this may seem like a waste of time, I would have had to compile OpenBSD by hand anyway since the server has a SCSI RAID system which the OpenBSD folks have disabled default support for. There is no serious technical reason for this, it’s a political move to get Adaptec to release driver documentation.

I can dig that, but it’s not like I can run out and go buy another SCSI adapter just to keep Theo De Raadt happy. I think it would take quite a bit more than that, honestly.

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