Hi folks, I will eventually get all this into a REAL Newby help doc. When I get it all together.
UPDATE Lesson 1: Joe has had to help me a lot - but much of it because the initial install actually broke. (why unknown). Some bugs surfaced - so it was not all UGNC ( usual great Newby confusion). SO: Especially with Beta/early programs good advice is to check with support after RTFM fails and not persevere alone! Of course, that means HAVING good support - usually there with GPL strangely - and better than most "commercial"! ( Great support here, though!) Virtualmin has been my focus - as I'm always looking for auto/easier ways to make up for non-geekness and my constant time constraints - trying to make a buck outta all this...
Lesson2: It really needs a crossover booklet for those transiting from THAT other one. I'm really struggling with finding things.
I would think my requirements would represent the greater mass of Vmin prospects out here in the Cyberbog: i)To move[b>existing</b> clients safely. ii) Migrate to/use Vmin from existing OTHER knowledge base (no matter how small!) :-) I'm amazed at how little knowledge so many would-be Sysops have.... even less than mine! :-0 These key needs have rapidly become: 1. TRANSITION. How to get my existing clients transferred without too many ruffled feathers. (HINT:) Promise them a present...! :-) UNfortunately, despite having an expert (Joe)get my Vmin up, the mail side is broken. Oddly,individual mail accounts simply left out in the transfer.
SIMPLE PROPOSED SOLUTION TO MY EXPERIENCES: Offer a complete turnkey package (Webmin+Vmin) based on TOO ( That Other One) 's approach)that sets up a typical low-level basic DEFAULT scenario on the Henry Ford Principle: 1. Auto update 2. Auto Spam control 3. Auto sensible security 4. Even a default Hosting package (all 10's) 5. Same with Installer: few basic suggestions. (e.g. whoiscart?)
In the early days, the target: no tech decisions required by Client!
<b>PERSONAL SITUATION NOW:</b>
1. Trying to understand how to get my accounts "seen" again with as little disruption as possible: 1. To use "A" record pointers to the new IP number (very fast as I understand) OR 2. Setup new NS on the Server level - no clue how to, yet. Have sought advice - got lots - all in "Russian" to me :-)
(2) This seems the better, but up to 36 hours to propagate. What happens to all the mail and orders(!) in the meantime???