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[Discuss] CrashPlan Home is discontinued - what's next?

> On Sep 6, 2017, at 09:35, Bill Bogstad <bogstad at> wrote:

> it seems
> like every couple of years the "correct" CM package changes.

Right now the main open-source options are Ansible (a Red Hat product), Chef and Puppet. I have used all three, and found that the learning curve for new users is too big for Chef and Puppet. Ansible is easy to learn but lacks robust performance and modularity/"testability" as your setup gets more complex over time (be it personal-use or work-related).

So I'm toying with the idea of creating the thing y'all have hinted we need: a (new) distro that bakes in a clustered etc-file editing method of managing a swarm of 3 or more computers running whatever software you use. The tools to create such a thing are out there now, they just need to be packaged in the way Ubuntu solved the new-user installation problem that other Linux distros all had prior to 2007.

But managing a real open-source project isn't something I've done before and I'm afraid it'd turn into a huge time-sink or would never achieve popularity. So I don't know where I'd start. Anyone can find the essentials on my github repo but it needs a lot more ease-of-use packaging.


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