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Posted by diveli on Wed 27 Aug 2008 at 05:38

Just a quick note to say, I'm pleased I got high availability Zimbra goodness happening on two Debian virtual servers (running on VMware)

It's two Zimbra instances on an /opt partition that is synced between each other with DRBD. Heartbeat used for auto failover (if node A goes down, node B mounts its /opt partition with DRBD and takes over the virtual IP that is used for the 'main' zimbra domain that we point staff to)

Howto is on my main blog: here

Good fun :)


Posted by diveli on Tue 17 Jun 2008 at 23:50
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I finally got fed up with the dopey default Xandros-based installation on my eeePC. Among other issues, I always found it unnerving that it didn't prompt me for my password if I ran a 'sudo su'...

So I took the opportunity to try installing Debian on something just a little different to the usual desktop box, server etc, and installed Lenny on the eeePC via a bootable usb stick.

The wiki pages related to Debian on the eeePC are truly fantastic... any problems I experienced post-install were listed there in the HowTos or Tips and Tricks.

In particular I was impressed with the way wireless 'just worked', even with WPA encryption... judging by the wiki pages devoted to wireless, other people have not been so fortunate.

I wrote a more extended account of the experience on my site