[Lazarus] Animation library
joshyfun at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 17:56:50 CET 2017
El 09/03/2017 a las 17:11, Lars via Lazarus escribió:
> Except for the fact that VM's suffer from corrupt hard drive file
> problem. All your files are stored in a file, which is extremely
> dangerous compared to having files stored as separate files. If one
> little bit is f**ked in that hard drive disk image file, all your work
> is lost, unless you can magically hack the file yourself into good shape
> which is equivalent of trying to make a square become a circle :-)
It is as dangerous as all your files are in a harddisk, if the harddisk
crashes ( physically ) you lost all your files.
It's almost impossible to corrupt a virtualbox disk image as its inner
working is too much simple. Even if a corruption happens its very easy
to convert to a dd raw image and mount it in your favorite OS. The only
corruption that will certainly ruin your VM disk is a page allocation
corruption, which is mostly as you overwrite the NTFs MFT and partition
table and/or your ext3/4 iNode table.
I'm using my VM's as real computers, so backups are usual but from
inside the VM (SVN for sources and backups for other files) not a
virtual disk image copy (VM must be stopped).
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