I fired up my quad-core, AMD64 server today. I want to do some work with virtual machines and it has the hardware. It was running Debian Lenny so I apt-get dist-upgraded it after getting the new Debian archive keyring and making non-free binary blobs available. It took about 40 minutes and mostly worked smoothly. I had some trouble with MySQL+PHP scripts. For some reason the services did not start properly and a couple of scripts were using obsolete PHP syntax. I manually installed what was needed and it was pretty smooth. I now have a dozen local databases running and PHP scripts for them. No data was lost and everything works now except Swish-e with php. I have to re-install the swishe.php module, I think.
That’s awesome service for FLOSS. WIth that other OS going from XP to “7″ is not possible except by re-installing everything. This system has dual NICs, RAID and huge amounts of data.
Now that it is tuned up, I will put it in our server room so I don’t have to listen to 5 fans.