[CentOS] cloning a server

Thu Jan 20 21:11:34 UTC 2011
Joseph L. Casale <jcasale at activenetwerx.com>

>I guess what I was asking for is to take a already configured server and put
>it on multiple CD's DVD's and then use that to install on another server.

Given that that will take some leg work, I accomplish the same thing by making
a long %post section in a kickstart that runs various sed commands etc. This survives
point releases and is much more maintainable than your original idea, plus a
new server is updated from the start [1] eliminating any *.rpmnew files you might
get when updating right after deployment. When this happens, you tweak your
one ks script and its now working for each new deployment versus starting over


[1] That of course speculates that you install from the net with a base and repo line.