April 2007 news archives

April 21, 2007

Crash déjà vu

Filed under: General, Computing

OpenVZIt happened again. The GNU C Library broke, this time on Debian Etch. Not being able to track down the problem to either something I did or a Debian bug, I decided on adding another layer of protection. All services at tsampa.org are now running as virtual private servers (VPS) under OpenVZ. If any VPS dies, it does not hose the main system allowing me to restore within minutes instead of reinstalling and configuring everything from scratch. This also allows several auxiliary benefits, including easy migration to newer server hardware when that time comes and easy server resource management. Thumbs up for OpenVZ!