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Yet another goodbye

For those who are about to halt -p, we salute you.

I’m moving out – of my first vserver that is.

I have had the server running for, well

lucretia:~# uptime 
 19:19:59 up 700 days, 22:51,  2 users,  load average: 0.02, 0.06, 0.02

Wow.. Time flies.

I have been migrating the services running in the machine to another, server. Not is the time to do the inevitable.

Sorry old chap, better you than me.

lucretia:~# halt -p

Broadcast message from root@lucretia (pts/1) (Fri Sep 30 19:23:24 2011):

The system is going down for system halt NOW!
lucretia:~# Connection to closed by remote host.
Connection to closed.

Of course, prior to this, I made sure to make a complete copy of the file system like so. Isn’t rsync the best tool?

rsync --progress -poazuHK -e ssh --delete --exclude /proc --exclude sys --exclude dev /

The curse of being a geek

I am currently in Spain working on a EU funded project called Developing Open Source Systems Expertise in Europe – or just DOSSEE (the certificate is invalid).

The first day after I arrived, I saw a bus with the following written on it:

I think I will leave the punch line to be deducted by the real Linux nerds.

I remembered that I was very please to see a graffiti tag back in Denmark that apparently promoted the use of the Gnu Compiler Collection 😉