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Old 3rd March 2009, 22:54
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There is no such bug.

* Is it a bug in the ISPConfig installer preventing to install multiple ISPConfig instances reusing a single MySQL database?

* Would it be a new "mode" of ISPConfig installation not officially supported

* Will such an installation sharing a single database supported during upgrades to the final ISPConfig 3 release?

It seems to not work.

For example the FTP service cannot be separated easily:

* ISPConfig creates the users (like web1) and groups (like client1) in the Web server's VE (www) as normal system users (/etc/passwd and /etc/group), so they can't be used by pure-ftpd in the ftp VE easily. There are tricks, certainly, but we would get an unsupported configuration then. (ISPConfig does not use PAM for the actual system users.)

* ISPConfig stores the server_id of the Web server into the ftp_user record, so it cannot login through FTP without hacking the pure-ftpd configuration files or ISPConfig.

I've failed to separate the services while preserving ISPConfig's central management.
This works all perfectly and is used already by several providers on production systems. It does not work for you because you entered wrong mysql details. The setup is really simple:

1) Install the first server in standard mode.
2) Install the second server in expert mode, enter the mysql root login details for the local mysql server and then the details of the master server.
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