Virtualized web server
listreaderguy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 14:59:06 UTC 2008
Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
> Hi Emil,
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Emil <listreaderguy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do not know very much about virtualization, I've mainly used it to
>> test web pages on Windows and test new operating systems on my
>> workstation. But now I was thinking about using it on my quite small web
>> server. I don't have very fast hardware, so it might be really stupid.
>> What I like is the idea of having a minimal OS (I don't know if that
>> should be linux or bsd, solaris, or whatever) on my server and then
>> create a virtualbox disk image with my ubuntu web server on it. I could
>> create the image on my workstation and then transfer it to my main
>> server and my backup server. And if anything go bad I can just transfer
>> a new copy of the image from my workstation to the server (and rsync the
>> backup copy of /var/www and mysql db).
>> Is this just a stupid idea, or will this work? I understand I will lose
>> some performance. Does other do this, if not, why?
> It is not a stupid idea and actually pretty common practice. I'd
> strongly advise you to use a server distribution (i.e., Ubuntu 8.04
> Server LTS) and install all of the security packages (i.e., Bastille
Great, thank you. One thing that would be neat to is to be able to
transfer just the difference of a virtualbox .vdi disk image over the
network. If I would use rsync I guess the whole file would be
transmitted again on every change. Can I somehow "patch" the backup copy
of the file to minimize transfer?
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