Hey sysadmin friends, I'm getting myself a (newer) dedicated server to eventually retire the current one I have.

Any good resources on how to set up this boi properly? My current one is a mess patched up together over the years and I want to learn how to do that shit right so I'm all ears.

It won't go further than just a small webserver and a file-exchange-client-that-youre-probably-familiar-with so I guess it shouldn't be too complex.

cc @wxcafe @CobaltVelvet @val + those I forget but I think half of my followers are at least sysadmin-adjacent lmao

Also, should I stick with Debian/Ubuntu? I remember hating apt with a passion but at least I have some knowledge on those, as opposed to /any other distro/

@Eramdam Ad-hoc solutions are ok for small servers that don't do a lot of things

@val yeah but the previous one /really/ was messy, like "I have stuff i dont remember why it's there and i'm afraid to even reboot" messy 😅

@Eramdam Add a cron for daily or weekly reboots. I do it for a server, that's great for the peace of mind.

@Eramdam Also, etckeeper to version-control your config

@val I didn't know that was a thing, that sounds amazing

@Eramdam Well, it Just Works™ (at my previous two job we used Ubuntu Server in production and everything ran perfectly fine)

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