I usually run Ubuntu servers as development servers in VMware Player. And I frequently suspend/hibernate my host OS, my laptop. To my surprise Ubuntu as a guest OS is very tolerant for these interruptions. It hardly ever fails to work. Only downside is that the system time gets confused. This makes log entries less usable, because it is hard to guess the actual time. Therefore I install an ntp service, to syncronize the system time with some time servers on the Internet.
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