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Disk technologies and speed

Disk technologies and speed

I heard a lot about different disk technologies and how they are getting better all the time. So when I run out of space in one of my computers, the one I’m running my VMs on, I thought I would get the best technology supported.

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Tagged in : personal

Moving KVM/QEMU VMs

Moving KVM/QEMU VMs

I often have multiple virtual machines for different purposes. Some I keep idle, some I destroy and recreate when needed, and some I use for actual work and they stay there forever.

Recently I ran out of space. It was not really bad planning on my side, I just didn’t have more space to allocate at the moment. I got a new disk to dedicate just to VMs. The new disk is faster but it’s not very big; if I’m not careful I will run out of space again.

I decided to move some virtual machines; just the ones that have a GUI. The server based ones that are not interactive can stay in the old and slightly slower disk.

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Tagged in : linux, virtualization

Oracle Cloud challenges

I love challenges, and working with Oracle products has always been a challenge for me. This love/hate relationship started ~20 years ago when I could not set up the first version of Oracle Internet Directory, following the documentation word by word! I had to “fix” several scripts to make it install, and in the end, even though it installed, it still wouldn’t work… It was the only product I cared enough to remember that failure after so many years. Or maybe, the only product I failed to tame.

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Tagged in : education, linux, security