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What is a production machine

Danish Shaukat
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Joined: Nov 16, 1999
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Hi all,

I am a bit confused about the term production when used as production machine, production server� And what is the opposite of production machine or production server.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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In a service environment, the production machine is the one you run your service on -- i.e., the corporate application server. The opposite of a production server -- which has to run all the time -- is a development or test machine, which you can tear apart and break as needed.

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