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Scripts: Minimal & Server

Scripts: Minimal & Server

maxexcloomaxexcloo Member
edited December 2011 in General

Over the past few months I've been working on some simple and efficient scripts for server setup and I'm interested in feedback ;) The scripts are below, please inform me of any bugs found or issues/suggestions you have, thanks!
Minimal: http://www.github.com/maxexcloo/Minimal A script that minimises a Debian 6 install and removes everything but essentials.
Server: http://www.github.com/maxexcloo/Server A simple script to set up a secure and efficient nginx/php/mysql/exim server.
Both scripts are very well documented and easy to customise. They are licenced under a GPL licence and forks/patches are most welcome. A lot of research has gone into making the scripts and this shows in the results after they're used :P

(Small note, not the main purpose of this post, just an afterthought: I am looking for KVM/OpenVZ/Xen/Other servers to test the scripts on, if you can lend a server that can be wiped for short periods of time it would be appreciated as I don't really want to wipe my production servers :P)

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  • Nice. Do you mind if we include these in some VZ templates?

  • @VMPort said: Nice. Do you mind if we include these in some VZ templates?

    Sure. I would appreciate if you let me test them beforehand though, I don't want to cause issues for customers via a bug or something :)

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  • Ash_HawkridgeAsh_Hawkridge Member
    edited December 2011

    Yeah sure. And we would put a "Use at your own risk" warning in place if need be, im sure there good though :P

    If you want to PM me an email address i can get you a VPS up to test them with our distros and then when you give us the thumbs up we can create a template from your VPS.. Let me know :)

  • Minimal is an excellent script, I always use it when setting up a new VPS.

  • @NickM said: Minimal is an excellent script, I always use it when setting up a new VPS.

    Thanks ^^ It's really nice to know that work you've done is being used by others :P

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  • I just used the server one a week ago with dotdeb. Works like a charm but I removed exim when I installed another MTA (ssmtp).

  • Max's scripts are awsome, I've been using them for about a month now and they really do make setting up a new VPS insanely quick and easy. It's also nice to have half the peripheral non-required crap removed off a sub 128mb VPS.

    Regards,

    .Joel

  • @draco, I just comment out with # anything I don't require, works perfectly.

  • The only comment that I have is on the LEMP script. The documentation was a little off. I remember reading that the site-configs were at /etc/nginx/sites-available, but they are really at /etc/nginx/conf.d/host.d.

    You could update that. Other than that I used the minimal script on 5 boxes yesterday, and the LEMP script on another.

  • InfinityInfinity Retired Staff

    Looks great, I will try it out soon :)

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  • If I remember, I told you to remove whiptail. And probably libnewt0.52 too.

  • @dclardy yes indeed little problem with nginx :)

  • @yomero said: If I remember, I told you to remove whiptail. And probably libnewt0.52 too.

    I did try that but it ended up breaking apt (loads of warnings came up).

    @dclardy said: The only comment that I have is on the LEMP script. The documentation was a little off. I remember reading that the site-configs were at /etc/nginx/sites-available, but they are really at /etc/nginx/conf.d/host.d.

    Yea, I do have to work on some better docs for it, I'll see what I can do :)

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  • Weird, I don't have that things installed n_n

  • Very useful, thanks :)

  • @dclardy I have added full complete documentation for the server script (and I updated the docs on the minimal script too!)

    Also, there are some additional scripts that may be of interest to people on my profile: http://www.github.com/maxexcloo/

    Finally, I'm beginning work on a modular script that should be able to do a lot more then current scripts (it might also be compatible with other distributions!) ;) Follow the process of that here: http://www.github.com/maxexcloo/Minstall

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  • LivingSouLLivingSouL Member
    edited December 2011

    Is this just for fresh install VPS? I'd like to try it on a working VPS and I'm thinking twice as it might break everything I've setup :D

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  • dclardydclardy Member
    edited December 2011

    @LivingSouL this is for use on a Fresh Install. I would not try it on anything else. You can look at the functions in the script though, and I am sure run some of them manually.

  • @dclardy thanks. :)

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  • @LivingSoul you can just comment out with a '#' what you don't want installed. I tend to edit the .sh file, change what I want then run it.

    Regards,

    .Joel

  • Greate Framework. I used it and works well. A Hosting Controll Panel would be very nice like ISCPCONFIG or EHCP

    Regards Rene

  • @reneschaub said: A Hosting Controll Panel would be very nice like ISCPCONFIG or EHCP

    Those are easy to install yourself... Plus the whole point of these scripts is "Minimal". Minimal doesn't include a hosting panel ;)

    @maxexcloo Thought it was about time to say thanks for these scripts. I've used them on my last 5 vps' and don't know what I would do without them!

  • @Adam said: @maxexcloo Thought it was about time to say thanks for these scripts. I've used them on my last 5 vps' and don't know what I would do without them!

    Thanks for the feedback! I'm actually working on some nice new scripts over at www.github.com/maxexcloo/Minstall if you're at all interested ;)

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