My situation is as follows. I have installed Debian Lenny, including Apache, MySQL, etc., on a master machine. Now I would like to be able to perform the same installation over and over again.
I can see 2 solutions:
- Create a big tar file from the master machine and un-tar it onto the slaves.
- Use some specialized software for that matter, e.g. Clonezilla.
Are there any drawbacks on using the first method?
P.S. I would like to setup software RAID 1 on the machines. I think that Clonezilla has a hard time to replicate an image to a software RAID partition, so that means plus one point for the tar method.