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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Running Gentoo in VirtualBox
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:19:07
Message-Id: bb5de285-645f-4cb0-e8a7-175543371f0e@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Running Gentoo in VirtualBox by thelma@sys-concept.com
On 31/12/2017 21:40, thelma@×××××××××××.com wrote:
> I'm using Gentoo as a server (so it runs 24/7) Apache, Asterisk, Hylafax > etc. > > What are my chances to run Gentoo as a VirtualBox? > > Installing Gentoo takes me 2-3 days (basic setup min., I don't do it > every month so I have to go through Gentoo handbook); to configure it > the way I want it takes another week or two. > > So I was thinking, if I run Windows 10 and configure Gentoo as a > virtual box it might be easier to transfer it from one system to > another, in case there is a HD failure (like it just happened to me > yesterday). > > Any input will be appreciated. > I know I might have problem with Serial port and receiving faxes via > HylaFax as they are time sensitive. >
That is not the question. The real question is: Why are you running a production fax server with n backup or redundancy plans? Virtualization here will not solve your risk or effort exposure. It will increase it. -- Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon@×××××.com

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