Small Business Susan

So how do you do a dry run?

So how do you do a dry run without buying a new server?  Look around/or build from Frys and find an overgrown desktop that can support HyperV and 64bit and stick at least 8 gigs of ram in there.  You don’t need a test lab with boxes all over the place, you do need a nice enough overgrown desktop that can handle virtualization and lots of RAM.


Right now the machine I’m using for my dry run is the server I ultimately plan to migrate to.  But before that I have a box that is nothing but a virtual platform with even removable drive drays that I can slide drives and and out and make machines as I need them.


Like many things in tech, you can’t just read, you have to do.  Invest in yourself here.



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  • #   Dean on 12.13.09 at 1:57 am     

    “Like many things in tech, you can’t just read, you have to do”

    But if it came down to it I would take someone who reads but doesn’t do over someone who does but doesn’t read.