[IndiChix] [Status Update] Domain name change + website hosting move

Sriram Narayanan sriramnrn at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 19:28:48 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 11:39 PM, Gayathri Swaminathan
<gayathri.swa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi:
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 11:27 AM, VidAyer <vid at svaksha.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1. why is ssh access important for those maintaining the server
>> (eg..to take backups, set permissions, etc...). Positives and
>> negatives of no ssh access.
> Pro would be to perform regular systems administrative tasks such as
> maintenance of web server/ patching/ backups/ mysql (backend for
> mediawiki) maintenance. This is a great learning opportunity for
> someone who has volunteered and is willing to learn how to maintain a
> Linux Server.


> Usually hosting services give only "certain" escalated access and not
> all access typical to root user in a shared hosting scenario. Not
> certain, if LC-IN can get a dedicated server which will help
> collaborative work

> - the volunteering sysadmins can teach volunteers
> willing to learn.

The other way round would be better, if we think about it. Some of us
(e.g. you, Kingsly, myself, and perhaps others) are experienced
sysadmins. We now have an excellent opportunity where other women on
the list who've never done such stuff before can now set things up.

>> 2. Importance of data transfer availablity.
> Not clear of this question. Are they asking if we want a possibility
> to transfer data off-site or elsewhere? - as in a remote backup
> scenario.

I think if we have SSH access and the ability to dump the database
contents every now and then, we could maintain off site backups.

Reading Vid's mail, I think she's asking about what features we think
we need, and is asking for inputs on this front.

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