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Old 26th November 2005, 23:21
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but they also have 12 months contract duration
that looks like a trend, maybe its going to be in to bind yourself to a bloodsucking company ;-))

again, I think I like their "buy your server" while renting it idea - if I decide these days to switch over, I'll post here and tell you about my experiences, although it could take me until christmas to decide...
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Old 27th November 2005, 10:16
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There is also a new player in the server market:

http://www.1blu.de

See also Heise.de News:

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/66669
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Old 27th November 2005, 11:01
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I just looked a 1ublu, they do look great in terms of webhosting, the best offers I have seen lately, talking about root servers, they look kind of ok, even offering hardware raid but as far as I see, they only offer Suse.

I think I'll wait and see if someone comes up with an installer for Debian for their servers like they did for 1und1, I am not in a hurry...
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Old 27th November 2005, 16:20
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I think I'll wait and see if someone comes up with an installer for Debian for their servers like they did for 1und1, I am not in a hurry...
You could create your perfect Debian system on a system at home, then create an image of it and install the image on the server with SystemImager:

http://www.howtoforge.com/howto_linux_systemimager
http://www.howtoforge.com/dedicated_...e_systemimager
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Old 27th November 2005, 18:34
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I had a glance at your how-to when it was released, did not know what for I could use it,...

One question pops into my mind: how close in terms of hardware does my machine at home has to be to the one on the net?

I mean cloning isn't easy even with windows machines, where it is all plug and play, but if you clone to another chipset, or graphiccard, or another drastic change you can give up.
Honestly I never tried it with a linux machine, what do the experts say?
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Old 27th November 2005, 22:51
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Shouldn't be a problem if your kernel supports a lot of hardware. But I've never tried copying an image of a 32-bit system to a 64-bit system, so you might have to test that...
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Old 29th November 2005, 12:59
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what do you think about this installer script?
http://linux.roothell.org/debian-rootie/

ppl are using it to install debian on 1und1 root server or another providers servers who do not offer debian, should be easy, I am just unsure about the partitioning...

I guess thats better than imaging from 32bit to 64bit...
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Old 29th November 2005, 19:57
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I don't know the script, but if you test it, please tell us your experience.
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Old 29th November 2005, 22:22
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basically, you have to start the rserver in rescue mode, then the script gets a debian install over network, walks you through a lot of automated steps, asks you how you want the partitioning done, your network setting, etc... basically an automated setup, thenwhen you're done you check everything, reboot and voila its all done.

The problem is I am running very short on time so I might only test it around christmas or maybe in january but I will for sure post my results here.
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it seems like I really have to change providers, today I rebooted and my system started with only 384MB ram instead of 512MB..

I called strato and they said I have to ask them to change the server, they would not exchange the ram. ...

now this would be equal to a reinstall so I thought I coudl as well changhe providers but still have not found a "good" one with acceptable prices... meanwhile the server is running with 512MB RAM again after another reboot...

I would liek to use 1blu servers but I found severall articles online (googla) saying they have big problems delivering servers that were ordered months ago. AND I think they do not have a recovery console so I cannot isntall debian - they only offer suse which I am not familiar with...

Any other suggestions?
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