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[opensuse] Re: starting the virtualbox virtual machines automatically
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:46:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <jdb10a$hgb$1@dough.gmane.org>
Le 26/12/2011 22:19, Anton Aylward a écrit :

Reality bites.

yes and no.

I really care of script *I* write, and sometime in a hurry (that mean I don't always have a hardcopy :-().

And I prefere to have it in /etc, because it is usually easy to backup (compressed, it do not take much room).

The problem is never the backup, but the restore. In my experience, cases where you simply restore a backup never happen.

When hardware fail, the new one is never identical. Even apparently identical (byte wise) backup do not restore on the very hardware it was done - only a ghost will work and on a remote server it's often not possible (my last reinstall what due to this problem - I could never restore the system partition, backed on the data one :-(.

so I try to have all user data backed and reinstall a system from scratch when something break. for other cases, raid is a solution I don't need.

so I have to adapt my config, mostly copying old config files and adapting to new systems.

I now have to adapt a 11.2 working system to systemd. I only have to take care of the virtual machines restart as this changed, but who knows what will change next time.

and I don't have the choice to keep the old config, 11.2 is no more maintained

jdd

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