Oracle Linux 8.4 Webserver Virtualization Project


I’d like to move my webserver over to Oracle Linux, so that I can get more familiar with it for work, and I’d like to virtualize it. So I’ve got a 1 TB HD in a 5-6 gen i5. I’m also planning on testing my backups instead of restoring straight from the running system.

Getting it set was fairly simple. I was able to get 8.4 installed with just the virtualization features. I’ve got a bare install of 8.4 installed in a VM called thecwebVirt. So with the backup of my package list from thecweb, and the tar of /var/www, it should be fairly quick to spin this bitch back up. Oh, and I got a tar etc too.

Now I’m planning on setting up a caching DNS server to see if I can noticeably speed up my web browsing. I’ve never run my own D

NS server, but I should probably get some practice. Also, it’ll give me something to do while I’m in Zion National Park next week.

Simple, yet functional interface.

Seattle – was there day after Phoenix

I keep forgetting to finish this story, from like August 3, 2021. So there was the layover in Phoenix, and then we did finally make it to Seattle the next day, around 10 am. So we ate lunch at some generic mom and pop Chinese place, and then checked out put the Space Needle. We had a blast in the Modern Pop Culture Museum.


There were saw a Nirvana (the 90s grunge band) exhibit. It has his iconic off-white, or tan, or gray, or whatever —Color ambiguous— sweater. They also had a scary movie exhibit and a sci-fi fantasy exhibit. I saw the light saber and prosthetic hand when big daddy taught Little Luke a lesson in Star Wars. Bunch of Potter shit. Oh, and there was an Indie Gaming exhibit. It mostly just had the really popular games from the last ten years or so, but there was at least ten different stations to play the games, and a couple videos playing.

The sweater 🤩

After that we ate sushi and checked out this bridge troll before boarding a plane back to KC.


Overnight flight, at the data center by ten am, and finally home.