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. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:23
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    This is like using a crisp packet for a condom.. Use the right tools for the job. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:28
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    Painful, cheap, likely to break at the worst possible moment. Quite an apt analogy.
    – Ladadadada
    Jun 20, 2012 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, 2012 at 10:40
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    pics or it didnt happen.
    – Sirch
    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:34

1 Answer 1


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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