[Server-devel] accounts & backups

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 22:48:17 EDT 2007

Just a quick note:

On 4/23/07, Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> again, please treat most of this a summary of my understanding and comment.
> "Originally" (that is, after the just mentioned telefoneconference) I thought
> LDAP would be used, to store account data. After some mail exchange with
> Martin Langhoff, I'm not convinced anymore. Or rather I think, we should
> start with a non LDAP-setup (keep it simple, for us and the teachers/schools)
> and provide a LDAP-setup as a 2nd step (for those who want/need it).

I would also think LDAP can be a 2nd step and isn't necessary.

> Martin suggests to use PAM-*sql to store the authentication and tweak moodles
> management UI for user management. Martin, is this ready to be used and just
> needs tweaking for layout or does it need more serious tweaking?
> To me this approach looks the most promising currently: we want moodle on the
> server anyway (right?) and it's ready to be used. And it's simple.


> The backup itself should be done with rsync and include the complete /home
> directory (and nothing more?). Should the backup be run from cron or also
> optionally on demand? I think it would be worthwhile to consider something
> like duplicity (http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/)

Just /home.   'On next server connect' is important, whether this is
by hand (on demand) or a side-effect of trying to implement a cron

> I guess a GUI for sugar (if needed) will/needs to be written...

This could be very simple at the moment.


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