Hardware upgrade path
I've currently got two failover servers up and running with about 60 servers behind them. I'm going to be upgrading them to beefier servers in the next few days.
My question is: Will a backup/restore grab packages as well? Will it preserve my cronjobs/startup scripts that I've got in the config?
Everything that's in the config will be backed up and restored (so if you added your your cron items there you are good to go). It also will reinstall missing packages on bootup if the config has packageinformation of packages that are not installed. Should be a rather easy upgrade. However you will lose logs and stats if you run such packages when moving to another system of course.