Because SME 8.0 is based on Centos 5, support ends at 31 March 2017. I planned the upgrade to  SME 9.0, a long time ago, but some things made me postpone it for a while: 

  • The upgrade scenario is a full backup, re-install and a restore. I foresaw all kinds of problems.
  • I had installed all kinds of software, some of that had to be re-installed.

After an inventorisation I started on a day off. The backups worked, I had tested those with a partial restore. The re-install went smoothly but soon the first problem arose:

Just so others can do this too, I'll try to explain all the things that I've done to run this website on a machine that is in the cupboard that also holds my fusebox.

hardware:

I've aimed at minimum energy usage, but it still had to have some power. The current hardware is capable of streaming HD-movies to my mediaplayer and a pc at the same time and handling the website and mail.

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