[H-ADMIN] Sysadmin report for 2012-06-23

Russell Stuart russell-humbug at stuart.id.au
Thu Jun 21 20:28:47 EDT 2012

Backups available (these must have been sighted):

Date a backup was tested by a complete restore from backup only:

Percentage of disk space used:
  Filesystem   1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
  /dev/xvda     20546820   6226452  14320368  31% /

List of packages that aren't up-to-date security wise:

Any major configuration changes since the last exec meeting:
    /etc/apt/sources has been pointed to archive.debian.org.

Changes to schedule of people with access to the box:
    none since last meeting.

Other notes:

Excalibur is currently running Debian lenny, which is no longer getting
security updates.  It needs to be updated to something newer.

Debian wheezy will be the next release of Debian.  It is being frozen on
2012-06-30 in preparation for it becoming the next stable release of
Debian.  (In Debian parlance frozen doesn't mean all changes stop, just
that they slow down.  The emphasis shifts to fixing bugs rather than
packaging new versions of software.  If a maintainer wants to upload a
new upstream version of a package he has to ask for permission, and as
time goes on "ask" changes to "beg", "plead", ...)

So, at this stage my plan is to wait until wheezy stabilises a bit
(later this year), then upgrade excalibur to it.  This isn't hard to
test - you just download a backup, update /etc/apt/sources.list, then
run apt-get dist upgrade.  All offers of help are most welcome.

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