About a month ago I wrote a post about falling in love with *nix. I had used the rPath LAMP VMWare appliance to setup my own host for my blog. It went really well I was shocked about how easy it was considering how little I know about *nix.
You won't find that post anymore. My *nix host died and I lost all the data on it. I initially thought it was related to suspending the VMWare image and causing file corruption but recent events have led me to believe that a recent update to the rPath LAMP appliance has caused an incompatibility with my hardware. Even after installing a completely new copy of the latest version, when I run fsck I get a ton of IO-FAILURE messages.
Oh well so much for that love affair. Not to be put off I tried a different appliance. The LAMP appliance from Virtual Appliances. So far, so good. I like the fact that it is based on Ubuntu so I can actually get some help when I need it. The rPath appliance seemed to based on a rather more obscure distribution.
So, let's see how long this one lasts! Oh, yeah, I have improved my backup process a bit too!