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Re: [SLUG] Who looks after your stack?
- To: "Rick Welykochy" <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Who looks after your stack?
- From: "Howard Lowndes" <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 12:34:29 +1000 (EST)
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Wed, May 10, 2006 10:34, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> The separation of responsibilities is a practical one. If a new box
> needs to be cloned, the sysadmins should be able to do it in a few
> hours, based on the documented existing server. Then I should be able
> to grab a database replica, deploy the source code and test the app
> within another few hours.
This is where virtualisation, esp. with Xen, comes to the fore. The
ability to clone off a copy of a server is a matter of minutes and then it
can later be migrated back into production. That's the theory, at
> As well, once the software app has been signed off and accepted by the
> client, I should be able to be hit by a bus without consequence: the
> sysadmins can continue to run the flawless (!haha!) system with very
> little intervention or tweaking.
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