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Is it worth it to do revision control/puppet/etc. on a single-server-setup?

After reading Using revision control for server configuration files?, I decided to install etckeeper on my server. However, it's a one-server setup, so I only have one physical machine and no load ...
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Subversion: Wrong global-ignores / can't see mime-types

I'm currently testing Subversion on a Server. As you can see in my config file below, I did following edits: A: I added global ignores: global-ignores = *thumb.db *.tmp B: I enabled auto-props ...
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Revision control of sensitive configuration files

Consider a file with user-read-only permissions, for example ... -r--------+ admin secrets.txt How can such a file be put under revision control, so that its contents remain secret, even from the ...
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Git's virtual users stored in MySQL

I have a MySQL database storing user accounts (username and password) for my website. I need to provide a publicly accessible revision control system (eg. Git) toward some source files archived on ...
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How can I version control server configuration files that are changed at application runtime, using git or another VCS?

I'm running a Minecraft server (craftbukkit) and I have several other admins who want access to modifying server configuration files. It is important that I track all their changes, so naturally, git ...
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Implementation of Updates on Apache Server / TOMCAT

I'm in the process of designing a high level revision control system that is going to update users when an update is available for various software on our systems. But i need more of a low level ...
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Does there exist a solution for full filesystem revision control where the revision db/repository is remote? [closed]

Question: Is there a good solution out there for revision control on an entire file system? This includes the question "would any of the typical revision control systems out there work for this (git, ...
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Cobbler version control?

I'm using Cobbler to configure PXE boot for host installation. What are the cobbler components I should keep under version control so that I can review the specifics of a host installation? Changes ...
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Tracking changes to firewall configs?

Myself and one other indivdual will be taking over some of the daily firewall management duties soon and I'm looking for a way to track changes on our firewall configurations for auditing purposes and ...
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CVS: see log of last n commits

How can I see a list of the last n commits to a CVS repository? Thanks!
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versioning system with less duplication of data

We have a homegrown config management system and we'd like to add config file versioning to it in a simple way. My first thought was svn (or similiar), but I'm concerned with creating a repo in one ...
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VCS System that preserves Unix file permissions?

I'm looking for a simple revision control system for server configs. Something like works like git, but preserves Unix file permissions. And is NOT RCS. Any tips? Thanks!
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Reasoning for git's staging (index) area?

I'm looking for the reasoning behind invention of the staging/index area in git. This seems to be an extra step compared to other revision control systems. There must be a good reason for it. That's ...
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How to setup Secure SemiPublic Revision Control System

I have a windows server with a project configured with a revision control system. Suppose it's GIT or SVN or .... Suppose there are 10 people around the globe working on this project. The first ...
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Git master repository on central server?

currently i am working with subversion and trying to switch to git as an RCS. Maybe i don't understood the principle of git correct, but there is one big question: Does git need some kind of server ...
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Versioned storage for large files (PSDs, FLVs etc)

We're currently scouting for solutions to a versioning/storage problem for large creative works. The designers themselves seem to want SVN, but this seems like an inappropriate mechanism. Files are ...
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Gnome Registry (~/.gconf) and Revision Control

I keep most of my home directory's dot files under revision control, so that I can easily move changes between any of the five or so desktop machines and dozens of servers that I use. Unfortunately, ...