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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

Risk understanding and coronavirus

Risk understanding and coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak there are lots of voices saying that we shouldn’t care so much - especially if we haven’t vaccinated for the flu which shows a lack of diligence on our side.

That could not be more wrong! People who say that understand ZERO about risk management, and since my social bubble is mostly security and risk management people, I find that very alarming.

Let me explain:

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Tagged in : risk management