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Old 03-21-2011, 06:51 AM   #1
jmxfield
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32bit Test Server for 64bit Production Server


Hi all,

I am setting up a test server for my production server OS - Fedora12 x86_64 (php/mySql), however have a CPU I am wanting to use as a testing server that can only handle 32bit. Ideally I wanted to mirror the production server in every way however due to budget restraints am trying to get away with using the CPU I already have. Am I likely to run into any problems with operating a 32bit testing server for a 64bit production server? in terms of syncing and compatibility etc?

Any help appreciated.

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Old 03-21-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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I am assuming the hardware is completely different on each system? That can cause problems, doesn't mean it will, but it can.


That aside you can always install a 32bit OS on the 64bit machine. Then you will have an OS that mirrors your testing server.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Waste of time and money. You can't predict what may happen. If you want to test then get a correct baseline system running.

It may be that common apps would run and that later you can iron out any issues but the whole point of a test it to be correct in every way, otherwise you are wasting time.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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Ok cheers all. Thanks for the advise.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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Note also that Fedora is RH's bleeding edge R&D distro; definitely not recommended for a server as a complete new version comes out every 13 mths.
If you want RHEL type env but free, go with Centos instead.
 
  


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