sdemigne
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Hot clone Linux (Suse 9)

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Is there a way to hot clone a Linux box (Suse 9)?

I tried with VMware Converter (3.0.2.599994). I get error message: "Unable to connect... The remote host is not accessible using Microsoft Network Services"

Is there any "Linux Agent" to install?

Thanks in advance

Sebatien

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sthlee
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VMware Converter 3 does not support "hot-clone" of Linux. What I'd suggest is you can install SuSE in the VM and then use the "netcat" and "dd" commands in Linux to transfer the data. Do a search in Google for some examples. You may need some testing to make it work for the drivers and stuff.

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sthlee
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VMware Converter 3 does not support "hot-clone" of Linux. What I'd suggest is you can install SuSE in the VM and then use the "netcat" and "dd" commands in Linux to transfer the data. Do a search in Google for some examples. You may need some testing to make it work for the drivers and stuff.

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theanykey
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Hot clone will not work unless against a windows machine. Try with the Enterprise bootCD.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002402

sdemigne
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Hi,

Thanks for your help. It's been appreciated

Thanks sthlee for you great suggestion.

Thanks also theanykey for the KB document. It will be of a great help if I can down this Linux box to do a cold clone.

Sebastien

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