I've been running moodle on win2k server/apache/mysql on a system that can only be used within the college network, very happily.
I have requested it be installed on a server with external access, and the configuration could be:
- Novell netware server
- apache 2
- win 2k or 2003 server
- a web server (IIs or apache)
- MS sql server
- How easy is it to create a new moodle database in MS sql ?
- Should the conventional moodle backup zip files be able to copy courses across without hiccup?
Any advice greatly appreciated
Cheers, Andy D
Fundamentally, I agree and would prefer to run a LAMP solution, but, in an organisational context, the decision is probably out of my hands. So the e-smith solution would be as valid as any flavour of Linux.
It currently runs on a win server because the system manager was interested in devoting an old server to win2k and I get some support that way; most of their work is novell.
However my role is lecturer, not system manager. I have spent the last year learning server-side technology and running a system for moodle and other projects. I would prefer the experts running it for me, so that I can concentrate on learning and teaching.
Cheers, Andy D
We use Novell Netware, but have a Linux server (Debian, the choice of the person we hired)
I think that we (soon?) will move to SUSE now Novell bought that...
That is exactly the reason for mentioning E-smith to you, Andy.
Installs in ten minutes, restores in ten minutes.