Best way to make a test server

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by bswinnerton, May 17, 2010.

  1. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Hey everyone, I'm thinking about making a mirror of my current ISPConfig server (Ubuntu 9.10) and using it as a test server with a simple subdomain of my current domain.

    It shouldn't be too hard as it's a VM, so I'm either just going to take a snapshot, give rsync a try or just tar the important files. But my question is, in order to make this run, what sort of things do I need to change and where do I need to change them?

    For example I know that obviously the hostname and IP address must change. Is there anything else so that there aren't any overlaps? I'm only going to be using this to test out system upgrades, software updates etc.

    P.S. Any recommendations on the best way to mirror the drive? I'm open to anything and haven't decided if I'm going to put the test server on my laptop or the same server that my main ISPConfig OS is on.
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    It should be enough to change the hostname (/etc/hosts, /etc/hostname, /etc/mailname and /etc/postfix/ and IP address.
  3. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Awesome, that's much simpler than I assumed. Is there support for managing multiple servers with ISPConfig 3?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Sure. Thats the main reason why ISPConfig 3 was developed.
  5. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Alright, great. Any documentation on that?

    And Till any ideas as to the best way to mirror the OS?

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