interesting test

seth vidal skvidal at
Mon Jul 25 16:43:28 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 12:31 -0400, Ian Weller wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 12:24:09PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > I've thought a bit about the SoPs and I've been wondering - do we want
> > to move them OUT of the wiki and onto infra.fp.o?
> Or have a cron job that exports them from the wiki and into static pages
> on infra.fp.o, instead of moving them?

It still means editing them on the wiki which, imo, is onerous and
overkill for what they are. That might just be me, though, but I suspect
it isn't. Wiki editing is slow and cumbersome, I've found and a brief
interview with a few others in sysadmin-* bears out my suspicion..

Here's what I was thinking, actually:

infra-docs git repo on /git on infra.fp.o

docs exported on commit/push to infra.fp.o/infradocs/ or some such dir

maybe in markdown or rst - but probably just plain text to start with.

The folks who are most likely to write an SoP are going to be comfy with
a text editor, I suspect.

It means if someone goes through and mauls the wiki we don't end up with
broken docs in our DR location on infra.fp.o.

It also gives us an opportunity to sift through all of our docs in the
transition and dump out the ones that don't matter anymore or just
aren't accurate.

It would be simple to redirect all SoPs over to that site so no one gets

In general I like the idea of infra.fp.o being the one place we need to
recover to bring everything else back up and to know how to bring
everything back up.


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