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I'm using Virtual Box for a production server, but sometimes.. it crash! How to force virtualbox to reload it ? Thanks!

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No Just, no. Using VirtualBox to maintain a production server is a very bad idea. VirtualBox is for doing tests, nothing mission critical. –  Bart De Vos Jun 20 '12 at 8:23
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This is like using a crisp packet for a condom.. Use the right tools for the job. –  Tom O'Connor Jun 20 '12 at 8:28
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Painful, cheap, likely to break at the worst possible moment. Quite an apt analogy. –  Ladadadada Jun 20 '12 at 9:11
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...and last seen used in production behind the bike sheds by a girl who now works at McD's... –  Chopper3 Jun 20 '12 at 10:40
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pics or it didnt happen. –  Sirch Jun 20 '12 at 11:34
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Dump VIrtualBox and use a proper virtualization technology.

To start with:

it crash!

Ok, now I am not used to VirutalBox - I use Hyper-V and have experience with VmWare, and outside a power or hardware failures I never had any of my servers just crash.

  1. You likely have borked drivers.

  2. Proper server virtualization products support autostart. Xen, XVM, Hyper-V, VmWare. All have a free version even. VirtualBox is not a server system. It was not planned as one, not programmed to be one.

Dump VirtualBox, install some proper Hypervisor, be happy.

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