Just protect your data.
Posted Mar 2, 2006 3:12 UTC (Thu) by brugolsky
Parent article: Testing the bleeding edge
The key to running a development distro is to have a recovery plan. Either do nightly backups before updating, use a snapshotting mechanism, use a virtualization environment, run from an NFS/CIFS server, etc.
An NFS server is useful for all sorts of testing/debugging, as one can run a stable distro on the server, and the unstable distro on the client. With gigabit NICs connecting the two, the performance may be better than local disk.
Xen offers a similar possibilities in a single box.
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