[Mongrel] [Slightly OT] Do you use virtualization in production ?
ez at brainspl.at
Tue Oct 3 23:16:47 EDT 2006
On Oct 3, 2006, at 6:29 PM, Joe Ruby wrote:
> Hey Ezra,
> What other gains do you get with virtualizing?
> Also, would Xen/virtualizing make these easier?
> - restoring root compromised servers
Yup, you can take snapshots of a VM and restore back to that point in
time without a fuss. Of course you have to set this up and its up to
you how often you take snapshots is up to you.
> - transferring everything from an old to new server --
Yup its pretty much just a few command lines to move a VM from one
physical box to another physical box *while its running*
> I do this periodically and cringe at having to
> reinstall everything
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