I want to migrate a production server to a VM for development purposes, and exactly duplicate the production environment as closely as possible.
The production server is running CentOS with a single ~3TB partition on a RAID 5 array. Although only 13 GB is used, partimage is not an option because the machine hosting the VM has a 150 GB drive and partimage requires images be restored to a partition of equal or greater size.
Right now it looks like the best option is to setup a new CentOS VM from scratch, using production config files as a reference, and copying over all the relevant data.
Is there an easier option?