My server administrator had resign with 24 hour notice and left us with 20 Linux servers. She did not pass on any documentation. I personally does not have much linux knowledge, hence i have no choice to ask some direction how to go about. Here are the details:
1) User Creation -When a new staff join, there is one server to create userid/password and this user will be broadcast to all linux server. a folder /home/*user_id* will be created as well.
What kind of technique this is call? i am guessing it is LDAP
Which is the best possible place where the configuration is located in Linux (Centos 5)? And really appreciate if a sugguestion on where to find an easy to understand guide to setup / maintain will be best! Thanks
2) SVN Backup -I can see there is a SVN folder. However, how do i actually back it up and restore to another server when sh** hits the fan?
Note: these 20 servers are all in house and not client serving servers. Hence, it is perfectly OK to break things and reconfigure the box again. I and my team knows 90% of the server content. Just need to know what are the common practice to achieve the above two areas.