I have some personal machines in a colo. It is a bit of a drive and not so easy to work at. The OSs really need a big update to a modern distro.
Is there any safe and reliable way to remotely migrate the machine to Xen? Something better? How about Ubuntu?
Have we left the era of: backup, burn new distro, cross fingers?
If I can get the machine on Xen, then in theory I would never have to worry about installing an OS on the machine that could render it useless.
Somehow, I have this feeling that a station wagon with 9-track tapes is in my future (* reference to the old Tanenbaum college text on data communications)