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awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
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accepted Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?
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awarded  Supporter
Jan
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comment Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?
Nicely examined, David. Indeed I'm trying to figure out if a single VPS on a host could be called a dedicated server or would it be more of a VPS. And can we tell in the company meeting, it's not really a dedicated hosting as it was advertised. Considering all opinions, I think we can tell it's more of a VPS.
Jan
24
comment Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?
Thanks for the definiton. You are right about the part, in general it's the performance what matters. But I'm trying to decide if we can tell it's not really a dedicated hosting, but a VPS in our company meeting.
Jan
24
comment Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?
Thanks for your opinions Tom. Basically you are right and that's also what I think. I find 'a little misleading' a good definiton. I'm trying to decide if we can tell it's not really a dedicated hosting in our objection at the company meeting.
Jan
24
comment Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?
Thanks for sharing Tom. Well we could call all VPS services 'dedicated', but they are more of a 'dedicated VM', or VPS. I was actually trying to find the border between dedicated and VPS services, for in-house discussions.
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asked Can we call a VM as a 'dedicated' server?
Dec
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accepted Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
@embobo oh, ok =) thanks!
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Thanks for all your comments and suggestions fellas!
Dec
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answered Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
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awarded  Commentator
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
@embobo hmm good point, actually I'm not sure about it. I can check if I find how to. So did you mention that to suggest running an X session? I'll check it out but that would surprise me if they allow that kind of a resource on a shared web hosting account. =)
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Haha! Yeah, but that's a different story; standards.. Think about each version had it's own command set and values that you need to learn to setup, rather than learning a standard command set and using it on every BIOS; that would nullify the benefit. So the benefit would not be ease of use, but having a standard set of commands to learn. A command interface on a BIOS which some systems already have is a good extra option for stuff like network management, but I still prefer having a simple UI to set the PC clock in a few seconds rather than searching for the right command in the manual.
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Thanks mattdm, that seems to be a good idea. However it needs the data to be downloaded and uploaded through the local machine, which would beat the reason I use SSH.
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Yeah I see your point; there are tons of trash interfaces, but I think it depends on the design. It can still be preferable, like 'Midnight Commander', 'MS Dos Edit' and BIOS setup utilities (even with no mouse). I wouldn't prefer CLI commands over my BIOS setup. Well in the other hand, it would be great to have a SSH file manager like 'securefx' which could handle file operations like archiving; that's what I'd prefer, and am really after =)
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Thanks for your suggestions mattdm. Bash completion already works and I love the [tab] key since my first days with linux; it's one of the most useful things. I don't have a problem with using tar; it's just about usual benefits of a UI, like the point of using a file manager. Fast and easy to launch, to select files, a better progress status, see and set options etc.. But the most important one in this case is ease of use. (The GUI is the main reason for me to choose Winrar over command line rar.)
Dec
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comment Archive (tar) frontend over SSH
Thank you for your response. I have Cygwin, however I can't see how it can be used as a tar frontend, especially considering we have no X support.
Dec
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asked Archive (tar) frontend over SSH