[CentOS] Re: Linux backup help

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Sun Nov 16 00:20:16 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 15:08 -0700, Warren Young wrote:
> Amos Shapira wrote:
> > Is there a way to "freeze" a list of installed packages and exact
> > versions, then tell yum (or any other tool/script) to install exactly
> > these verions either on the same or another systme?
> There isn't a need for an explicit feature.  Just update one server, 
> test it, then copy all of /var/cache/yum/updates/packages to the other 
> machines.  You can then say "rpm -Fvh *.rpm" in that directory to bring 
> that machine up to the same level as the other one.

Actually, that's the problem that Red Hat Satellite Server can solve.
You can approve packages for deployment.  Thus, when provisioning new
servers, they get updates from the approved list.  And servers are
grouped by class.  For the free version, one should investigate Project
SpaceWalk.  http://www.redhat.com/spacewalk/


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