On 10/12/17 20:05, André Rodier wrote: > Hello everyone, > > I have been using Postfix and Dovecot for my personal emails for years. > After being tired of reinstalling my personal mail server many times, I > am currently writing some Ansible scripts to do it automatically.
Kudos, it's a good project. Thanks for sharing it. I thought it might be useful to offer a counterpoint: I thought about automating server setup, but decided against it because I do it seldom enough (for my personal serveres) that I should expect bitrot and software evolution to make what I automate not quite work the way I expect on next setup. Instead, I wrote up extensive notes about how I set up my servers with a few scripts to help me compare config files. It's a work in progress, like all such things. https://github.com/JeffAbrahamson/hosts/tree/master/p27 The real point, I suppose, is that if I have to set up a new version of my server, say because I'm upgrading OS significantly, I'd like to force myself to look at what I'm doing rather than have the false confidence that comes from having perfectly scripted it some years back but not having thought through texting in light of whatever changes have happened to software since. Reasonable people may dispute these points. It's also significant that I don't like to spend the time on devops necessary to debug these sorts of things, so there's a lot of personal taste in it. -- Jeff Abrahamson +33 6 24 40 01 57 +44 7920 594 255 http://p27.eu/jeff/