I've got a project I'm going to start over the weekend. I'll try to document it as thoroughly as possible because I think it's (a) a cool project and (b) someone else may learn from it. Here's what's happening. I currently have four desktop systems:
- 27" iMac i7 (main work machine)
- Windows Vista Box - fairly powerful - previous work machine - has been "off" for about 6 months.
- Windows Vista Box #2 - Sarah's machine. Slower box. HP Mini Desktop.
- Linux server custom built but incredibly old.
My plan is:
- to retire the Linux server, this being the second such linux box I've retired in the last 16 years -- so there's a ton of data on it that needs to be backed-up and migrated over to what will become the new linux server.
- Save Sarah's data on the HP mini-desktop over to my old Vista box via the network.
- Wipe Sarah's box and install centOS hardened.
- Transfer my data from the old custom box to the new CentOS box.
- Retire the old custom box by reformatting it with Ubuntu.
- Configure the Linux box with a dedicated IP.
- Get Sarah's box restored and running on the network.
Start plan 2 of the project:
- Install Asterisk on the Linux server and configure it as a VOIP switch.
- Install soft SIP clients.
- Install kfone over the SIP clients.
- Test for proof of concept.
That's the summary - commentary and encouragement welcomed!