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Re: [opensuse] virtual machines great for backups by instant snapshots
On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 3:30 AM, ellanios82 <ellanios82@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello SuSErs


Virtual Machines
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Could it make sense to PREFER to run Linux as a Virtual Machine??
{ thus, for example, one might install openSuSE 12.2 as ones foundation,
and Next, install a Virtual Machine,
then, Finally install another instance of openSuSE 12.2 on ones Virtual
Machine upon which Virtual Machine
one would do ALL ones work}

thanks

best regards
Ellan

The instant VM snapshots do NOT make redundant copies of the data. Thus

- instant backups protect from user errors, etc.

- do NOT protect from hardware failure

So it depends why you're making backups. I would say many of us worry
about disk failures, etc. For that you need to get your full backup
onto alternate media.

Greg
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