I'm planning on setting up a VM linux box.
It needs to be as light weight as possible - no need for GUI.
- It will be connected to VPN
- It will be running maintenance scripts on mysql server every night and schedule backups. (we have custom java programs that doing all that maintenance stuff).
Preference: - Debian (due to Apt and ease of maintenance) - RH (same as above with RPMs)
What I have found so far: LUbuntu and Puppy. (DSL doesn't seem to be maintained anymore?)
EDIT: Puppy - not what I'm after. Just tried it, its awesome as a USB stick desktop. Not lightweight server.
Questions: Has anyone had any experience with those or perhaps similar requirements? Are there any better linux distros that are made especially to be lightweight servers?