Upgraded the FC 17 server to Ubuntu. FC 17 was “way out” of current Fedora release and Fedora changes too often. Ubuntu is a more stable “release” platform and should continue on until 2017 with ongoing support.
Ubuntu’s implementation of some servers is quite a bit different from a configuration perspective when compared to Fedora. This required some additional re-training during installation of these servers. Two days after the bulk of the effort was complete I noted that I had loaded the “wrong” database for the website forcing me to locate and reload the latest one (this one).
You really “forget” how much is involved in moving servers. You make every effort to save all configuration files but there are always “some” that fall through. Also servers are implemented differently across some distributions. Apache is one example in moving from Fedora to Ubuntu.