Friday, May 24

Geek

Yeah, Well, About That

That shiny (and expensive) new server I got months ago so we could all migrate into a brand new virtualised environment with LXC and ZFS and all the other latest and greatest toys?

Just opened a ticket to cancel it.

I can not get it to work properly.

This server - this one right here - is running in a virtualised environment using OpenVZ.  That just works.  Dead simple.  But it's also dead dead now; EOL is November this year.

I tried setting up LXC, couldn't get networking right.  Tried setting up Proxmox VE, couldn't get networking right.  Tried setting up VMware ESXi, couldn't get it to even install.

We're moving to Digital Ocean.  This server isn't as urgent - we still have six months in theory and maybe more in practice, but Ace is on an old server and it needs to be fixed.

It's a shame.  The new server would have given us a great environment going forward.  But I've spent several days now installing and configuring and reinstalling and reconfiguring without any sign of progress.  I should probably have done this three months ago.

I can get a Digital Ocean instance up and running for $6 per month, including automated backups and 1TB of bandwidth, in two minutes flat.  Sure, I need to install the software, but that doesn't simply refuse to work for no reason.  Except sometimes MySQL.

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1 Apropos of nothing, today I figured out how to use reflection in .Net to create generic objects in a language that doesn't have syntax to do it the usual way. (Actually, I created and called a specific instantiation of a generic method on a regular object.)

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, May 25 2019 01:26 PM (Iwkd4)

2 A friend of mine, k001, used to work for Odin since when it was called SWsoft. He invented ploop. A couple years back he was laid off and ended at Docker the company.... right in time for Docker the technology being turned into a doormat for K8s.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tuesday, June 04 2019 02:18 PM (LZ7Bg)

3 There are worse things that can happen, I guess.  Docker is useful technology; it's just hugely overhyped.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, June 04 2019 06:05 PM (PiXy!)

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