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Kent Borg wrote:
> have made a lot of custom configuring). This is why I always maintain a
> file called adminlog.txt. It is my notes, an old fashioned journal with
> dated entries of what I do to the OS. If I need to reproduce my config,
> I can "replay" this journal.

A specific case of the "document everything" mentality.

Configuration management tools are great when you have dozens of nodes 
all more or less alike. They're not so good when you have dozens of 
nodes none of which are alike. Right now I'm in the latter space, 
wrangling dozens of servers which are all different, and each one is 
documented as a set of changes from a stock installation.

Rich P.

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