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Dec
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comment GIT as a backup tool (am I a silly person?)
The big problem with this is that there is no central control - you need to have direct (ssh) access to the machine to preform any form of maintenance or backup validation. I always find installing an app on the boxes to be backed up then administering them from a central location is a much bigger win.
Dec
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comment GIT as a backup tool (am I a silly person?)
+1 for ever growing space requirements
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Dec
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answered 10 servers to administer and I'm a history major
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comment Should I run my own MTA?
It sounds like a good choice from a cost perspective and given the nature of your business, this is definitely an additional service you can offer clients. From a technical perspective, @cvaldemar seems to be on the right track for you. Good luck!
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comment Should I run my own MTA?
@Mascarpone Thanks for the comment! I'm assuming you're asking where the tipping point is between cost of outsourcing vs cost of bringing this in-house. You should be at a point where you can start getting seriously good discounts for using a 3rd party. MailChimp for example is less than half a cent an email at your current volume. So the question back to you; Is it worth $2400 (or less) per month six months from now for you to be doing this in house?
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answered Should I run my own MTA?
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answered PHP IP address range validation
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comment How to configure Apache to act as an SSL proxy to an application server?
If you have the option of replacing apache, take a look at nginx which is a lot easier to configure for this