Fedora Makes a Terrible Server?

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Mar 25 11:51:07 UTC 2008

David G. Mackay wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-03-25 at 16:52 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
>> David G. Mackay wrote:
>>> Not really.  If you have sufficient resources (disk, memory, processing
>>> power) on your desktop, then you can run fedora, and a virtual copy of
>>> Centos (which runs just fine under kvm on F7).  If you don't have
>>> hardware assisted virtualization, you can still run vmware, qemu, xen,
>>> etc.
>> So when Fedora won't boot you lose both. Brilliant.
> You have heard of rescue cds, I trust, and backups.  Actual disk
> corruption is extremely rare, these days, but if that were a concern you
> could always put your server image on a seperate partition.  The chances
> of actually losing something are pretty minimal.  Down time could be a
> bit higher, especially as you tend to reboot fedora systems to install
> new kernels or hal, etc.

There's losing and there's really losing. If Fedora won't boot, you have 
the services of neither until it's fixed.

A little shore of Best Practice.



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