[Scottish] Virtual machines

Kevin Campbell kev at projectcolo.org.uk
Sun Jul 29 23:46:22 BST 2007

On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 09:54:46PM +0100, Colin McKinnon wrote:
> On Thursday 26 July 2007 14:58, Phillip Bennett wrote:
> >
> > What I'm thinking of is running our backup server in a VM instead of an
> > actual machine. 
> Excuse me for being dim, but unless you eed to need to run different OS on 
> each server, what do you gain by doing this?

By not running services on your backup server, you should gain
additional security and resiliance to failures. Of course, you should
balance that against any performance hit and potentially adding bugs
present in the VM to your setup.


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