Supporting backup batteries over serial port?
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Sun Apr 25 11:43:15 PDT 2004
Ralph M. Los wrote:
> I'm thinking of converting the last of my servers (Win2k) to
>FreeBSD. This last box has the following things, and I want to make
>sure I can get the equivalent in FreeBSD. Could someone give me
>suggestions on the stuff I can't find info on?
This is a long list, so you've a good bit of work to do.
Generally, it can all be done. I must say I've not much
experience with some of the below, though.
>1. Backup (PowerChute-like app, from Belkin?) --> don't know of any
>alternative in FreeBSD
There are a couple. nut, upsmon, and upsd are all under
/usr/ports/sysutils. I set nut up a while back, but my UPS
battery died before I got it working (here at home) and I've
not yet replaced it. (After a recent round with fsck, I've
found I need to make that a higher priority...)
>2. Exchange 2000 --> Qmail + SquirrelMail + clamAV + SpamAssassin ??
>(How hard is this to setup?)
Can't say. Sendmail dual + SpamAssassin/clamAV/amavis here.
>3. Split-DNS server (internal and external) --> Is there a how-to on
>BIND for this?
Probably. Google is your friend, of course; also, there is a list of
additional references in the handbook, 19.10.10 (which, as you have
noticed, tells a lot about running BIND but not necessarily[?] about
>4. PDC --> Assuming SAMBA can do this? White-Paper, or how-to?
Yup. Check www.samba.org for docs...
>5. Backup Server (BackupExec v9.1) --> Arkeia backup solution?
>(Freeware?) or comp??
There's a bit of talk about "bacula" --- I'm looking into it
>THANKS everyone, 3 down, one to go!
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