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Cold Cloning of Linux Box - Converter CD

Hello - I'm looking for some definitive information on the cold cloning process (from CD) for Linux

servers. There seems to be some conflicting information out and about.

- Does cold clone of Linux servers work? Which Linux versions?

- Which version of converter do I need (I saw someone said that more recent versions don't support cold cloning???)

- Where do I obtain the ISO to download to cut the CD?

Thanks,

Mitch

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Rabie
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Hi,

I used the standalone converter it's a little tricky to get going but goolge for it.

I stopped all the services on the src system, started the client side, which connected to the server side which then pumped it into vCenter.

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/4_0

If you still want the offline converter CD see this KB to get the image, else log a support ticket:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1026714

Regards

Rabie

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continuum
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coldclones of Linux with a boot-CD can only handle the imaging part of p2v - the driver adjusting has to be done manually later

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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