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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ... or not.

    Two good alternatives:

    1) Do the swap thing as you said; if you do it right then swapping back will just be copying over a bunch of files. I like to make installations of projects as self contained as possibly for that reason. On FreeBSD I usually make a perl/apache+mod_perl installation in /home/perl (a script installs Perl and the CPAN modules). Each project then run as their own user, with their own httpd.conf, apachectl and all. Moving a project is just a matter of rsyncing /home/foo.

    2) Your other alternative is to just do it. Keep a backup of everything on a spare drive or another box. Then either use your distributions upgrade system and hope for the best, or start from scratch and copy stuff over from your mirror. Life will go on even if the sites are down for a few hours or 5. Really, it will. :-)
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    -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();

    • I'm tempted to JDI. I'd need to reserve a weekend or an evening for it, but I guess it could be done. What scares me most is knowing what I'll miss in the backup - My MP3's take up most of the space, so I'd have to figure out a way to store those temporarily. Perhaps I'll just buy a new computer - that's always the easiest way ;-) I bet I could just about afford a 600 or 700 Mhz pentium second hand.
      • Maybe you could just buy an extra disk. 80G go for really cheap this days, even in France. They also tend to fill-up just as fast as 40M used to a couple of years ago, darn MP3s and AVIs (not to mention people would crank up modules by the dozen)!