I have a production server running Ubuntu. I would like to setup similar configuration installed on my local machine for testing purposes. I'd like to have same packages installed and mimic same configuration.
Since bandwidth is a constraint the traditional disk cloning methods won't be effective. Having same packages installed and same configuration (users, passwords, environment variables) would be wonderful; i'll tweak rest of the things manually and rsync the user data.
Is there a good solution to my requirements?