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RE: [Xen-users] Making system templates

Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Making system templates
From: "David Morris" <dmorris@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 16:49:19 -0700
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Goirand [mailto:thomas@xxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 2:15 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Making system templates
> The best way ever is... to NOT use templates or images. 
> Templates gets outdated, and soon have loads of package to 
> upgrade. The best way (whenever possible, this is not always 
> the case) is to use tools to pull and setup packages out of 
> FTP repositories.

That is not always true ... Templates provide stability in terms of the
environment. It is often desireable to reproduce consistent
configurations so as to avoid unexpected changes.

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