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Mapping of assets

DNS domain is currently registered through GoDaddy, which also provides 2 free nameservers. mail

" mail is handled by 10" Yandex Mail is a free email service, which allows for an own DNS domain. There is a single "devteam" mailbox configured in the domain, which is setup to forward all messages to every development team member.

racktables-users mail

FreeLists is a great free service without accompanying advertisements. The only drawback about it is that it is non-profit and can go down some day.

Demo host

Arnaud Launay is the administrator of a server, which currently runs RackTables demo. To get SSH access there, be a team member and find someone who already has access.


SF download stats work for the downloads. Google analytics works for the content of and

Everything else

SourceForge. SVN, Mantis, Wiki, HTTP vhost, downloads and shell service.

Backup procedure


Send an empty email with subject "who racktables-users" to and you will get a list of all subscribers. Save it to the backup directory as "racktables-users.txt".

SourceForge data

  1. Project page, "Project admin", "Features", "XML export": save the file into backup directory as "racktables_export.xml".
  2. Project page, "Project admin", "Features", "Hosted apps": save 4 files (mantisbt, mediawiki)*(Database,Files) into backup directory.
  3. Backup stuff accessible from SF SSH only:
ssh -t YOUR_SF_USERNAME, create
adminrepo --checkout svn
svnadmin dump /svnroot/racktables | gzip > racktables-svn-dump.bin.gz
adminrepo --discard svn
tar czf /home/project-web/racktables/htdocs/

sf-help | fgrep 'ssh -p'
# Note the hostname and the port and copy the files from SF shell to your directory:
scp -P 24006 .
scp -P 24006 .

# in SF shell again
rm racktables-svn-dump.bin.gz

Now the backup directory must have these files:

  • racktables-svn-dump.bin.gz
  • racktables-users.txt
  • racktables_export.xml
  • racktables_mantisbt_files.tar.bz2
  • racktables_mantisbt_mysqldump.sql.bz2
  • racktables_mediawiki_files.tar.bz2
  • racktables_mediawiki_mysqldump.sql.bz2

Wrap this stuff into a single archive file with a meaningful name and save it to a safe place:

tar cf RackTables-project-backup-`date +%Y%m%d`.tar ./racktables*