Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Alec Ten Harmsel <alec@××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Running Gentoo in VirtualBox
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:11:07
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Running Gentoo in VirtualBox by
On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 12:40:43PM -0700, 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.
Instead of running Gentoo with VirtualBox and backing up the image, I'd recommend storing your configurations in a git repo and using ansible[1] or salt[2] to deploy them when you need to. Also, if you ever expand to more than 1 server, these tools make even more sense. I use salt for my personal setup, which is 1 server and 1 laptop (I have 2-3 more servers that I need to get set up someday...), but salt is simpler and no less powerful. Hope this helps, Alec 1. 2.