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After moving to my new dev box: linux with windows VMs, couple of months ago...
Sunday just gone I cloned the new box install onto the old one (was w7), fiddled the fstab,... that's all it took, works like a charm. (different hardware, doing that with windows sure fail.)
another 15 minutes (that long coz out of practice) to get it talking with samba, set up scripts to keep the dev/work files in sync. done. Last active windows box bites the dust.
The old box (always intended as the working backup) is now a true mirror - makes keeping it in sync so much easier than doing it linux <-> w7, moved it to the living room and hooked up to the TV so old one's also now my media movie/sports stream box.
all linux, and it's great, I escaped w10 infections in this home.
... well apart from my 5 year old w7 laptop - but it only comes out when I go on holidays (webmail, teamviewer, a few stored movies - really cant get into doing those things on a phone). ... getting a bit flaky anyway, (methinks too many trips stowed in me check-in bags) so I'll not bother converting it; soon to be replaced with a pad thing - not crapple if I can avoid it.
Switch to SQL for Linux... Uses much less resources and perfectly compatible...
If IIS is only for internal use, you may consider to move your code to ASP.NET Core and use the Kestrel service it has built in...
You of course can move to Apache or nginx... ASP.NET Core: compile once, host everywhere[^]
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
i'm looking at a vm solution, but the box needs more ram...
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013