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virtual disk versus host access

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I have mainly on my server around 200 Gb data and expanding. I would like to use for now on a virtual server (my new server will have VT, 16Gb ram, 2x1To raid disk)

I wonder what is safer, to use a for example 500Gb virtual disk for data or use a dedicated 500Gb partition accessed through virtual network or shared folder.

I wonder this because of the updates (and then distro upgrade) that could brake the shares. I use openSUSE, 12.3 for now and then 13.1 when available

posted Aug 17, 2013 by Seema Siddique

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I don't personally see either approach as "safer" than the other, the only difference would be the ease of backing up data and moving it around (ie copying a .vdi file to an external drive for off-site backup).

answer Aug 17, 2013 by Sanketi Garg
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