Everything is fine. No news. Both of them are just working.
VirtualBox 2.0.6 was released this week. I haven’t updated.
Xen on Ubuntu 8 LTS is working better and better. Performance is fine. Networking is fine. I have 6 VMs running on a single box. Most are 64-bit images. The list:
- Alfresco, Apache, mediaWiki, dotProject, samba, mySQL
- Typo (32-bit)
Automatic full backups happen nightly and get mirrored to 2 other disk subsystems. The total size of the TGZ files are under 9GB, so network traffic is fairly trivial on our GB network.
Most of the full VM backups take 6-8 minutes. Zimbra takes about 25 minutes. That’s a full VM shutdown, copy to another disk, VM startup. rsync of the VM files should get this to just a few seconds for each. That’s the next phase to improve our backup system.
As far as VirtualBox goes. I boot WinXP once a week to get patches and run a few WinXP only apps. The rest of the time, it runs Ubuntu 8 desktop – very happily. Video transcoding, rsync, testing new software before deploying into the Xen infra, open office, surfing, rss, email … all the normal stuff we use computers for.
Anyway, everything is fine. Nothing to see here. Move along.
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