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Maintaining a Learning Management System in 10 Easy Steps

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  1. Maintaining a Learning Management System in 10 Easy Steps David Millians millia@uga.edu· @millia13 @ugaetcUniversity of GeorgiaEducational Technology Center

  2. LMS (& CMS) • What is… • Linux vs. Windows • Remote vs. Local Hosting • Source Programming Language

  3. 1. Install & Log • Write down what you do! • Paste URLs • Note all the fiddly bits • Write down passwords (!) • Planning • Storage • Performance

  4. 2. Updates • Yes, really. • Main OS • Main Servers • “Fiddly Bits” • LMS • Automatic vs. Manual • Mailing Lists

  5. 3. Script ScriptScript • Windows • PowerShell, VBS… or Perl, Shell, et al • Linux • Perl, BASH, et al • Why? • Reliability • Reproducibility • Scheduling

  6. 4. Delegate • Monkey Theory • LMS has many features • You Can’t Know Them All • You Have to Know the Other Stuff • You Can Figure it Out

  7. 5. Tools – Use Them • Macho Men Use The Command Line • Meanwhile, for the rest of us: • PhpMyAdmin • Nagios • Firewall frontends/builders • Google; Stack Overflow; Server Fault; SuperUser • Somebody else was Lazy

  8. 6. Permissions • Ugh. • New “Users” for Servers • New User Accounts in Servers • IP Blocking • Real User permissions

  9. 7. Network Security • Firewall • Internal Routing • Hard Coding

  10. 8. Backup • VM • Packages • Raw • Source/Configs • DB (Not Files) • Data

  11. 9. Test Backups • Restore VM • Move to other platform

  12. 10. Monitor & Tune • Nagios • Atop • Windows Admin Tools