dc7 - 1.0


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Day 11
Room Lower BoF Room
Start time 11:00
Duration 01:00
ID 68
Event type Open discussion (BoF)
Track DebConf
Language English

PC Install and Backup Management

Tying Debian-Installer, BackupPC and OpenVPN together in weird and wonderful ways

Installing, maintaining and backing up of several Personal Computers is a time-consuming task that this project endeavours to make easier. The technologies that are tied together include Debian-Installer (including Ubuntu's OEM setup), BackupPC (using rsync), and OpenVPN.

The goal is for an individual to be able to subscribe to a managed software installation and backup service, where they can put a CD into their PC, and expect to get a useful desktop system, with absolute minimum knowledge and intervention on their part.