I ran into an interesting problem with my new server the other day.
Due to a hardware problem with an external USB hard drive, I had to reboot the XEN host.
I had to do the reboot remotely … so I couldn’t intervene if something went wrong. Yes, you guessed it, something did go wrong.
When I finally got home I found the system trying to boot ‘bree’ … which is one of the XEN guest machines.
Those of you who follow my blog (or know me in person) are well aware that I’m a big fan of Norton Ghost backup software.
One of the major problems I’ve had with Norton Ghost is the fact that it only provides the ability to create a recovery CD … it doesn’t provide any ability to install the recovery software on a USB flash drive. USB flash drives are much faster that CD’s and are read/write, so they can be updated at a later date.
After a bit of digging, I’ve figured out how to create one without too much trouble.