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CentOs Best Option

I need to install CentOS as a virtual box. What is the best option here:

1. Use VMware Desktop Workstation on top of Win 2008 Server
2. Straight install of CentOS - but what happens if the server goes down? Can I take image backups?
3. I heard also that I can install Virtual Boxes on top of CentOS. How can I do that?
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Which is better VirtualBox or Vmware workstation?
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" So installing CentOS as a Virtual System would do any better when it comes to backup. "

I think you missed a word there. .  ..

CentOS as a virtual system would be better then CentOS as the primary system?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Yes, VIrtual Machines are always easier to backup, compared to physical.
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" So installing CentOS as a Virtual System would do any better when it comes to backup. "

I think you missed a word there. .  ..

You're right it should have read:

So installing CentOS as a Virtual System would *NOT* do any better when it comes to backup.

Yes, VIrtual Machines are always easier to backup, compared to physical.

This is exactly what I mean.. You can create snapshots and back them up in either physical (CenTOS LVM provides this with a simple command line command)  or virtual.. So backupwise it is not important whether you have a physical or virtual system.

But when you install CentOS on a Hardware system you'll need to manage 2 physical servers (assuming you already have a Win 2K8 server) this should be your concern.
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