This is a quick project for a Linux (Ubuntu) sysadmin, to quickly earn some good points on RaC and a good recommendation. I am about to launch my first small/test web site, using a remote hosting service provider. Before I do that, I want to replicate the remote server environment, on my local machine. The remote server will be running Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTS, and my local machine is running Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) I want to set up a chroot jail on my local machine, so that I can install the Ubuntu server software on my local machine. The idea being that, I can use that installation as my staging server and apply any changes locally, before deploying to the remote production server. So I need a Linux (Ubuntu) system administrator to provide instructions (as well as a hands on experience if I do get stuck) to help me to: 1. install Ubuntu 8.04 LTS in a chroot jail on my local Ubuntu Karmic machine 2. Install the required software in the server 3. Write a few simple sample bash scripts (see attached file for further details) 4. Provide a backup plan for backing up a remote server (hopefully, I should be able to implement the backup procedure on my local chroot'ed server installation - so I can make sure that the backup procedure works). You will be required to provide a document that explains the steps required, so that I can use that as a reference document to recreate a chroot'ed install of a Ununtu 8.04 LTS on a Ubuntu desktop machine (i.e. I will use the document you provide as a reference manual). Please see the attached file for further details. In order to make it easier for me to select a bidder, Please reply explaining how you would implement requirement 7, which concerns backups - it is the one requirement that does require some expertise, and it will easily help me to separate the experienced bidders from the time wasters. If anything is not clear, please do not hesitate to ask me for further clarification.
1) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Employer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No 3rd party components unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the employer on the site per the worker's Worker Legal Agreement).
Note: The chroot jail installation of the server OS is temporary - until I purchase a new computer, then I will install the server OS on the new computer. So I should be able to use the same documentation to create a full install onto a dedicated machine as a staging server (although for now, since I dont have a dedicated machine, I will use the instructions to install the staging server in a chroot environment on my dev machine).