I'd like to clone an entire remote webserver to a local vmware player setup and maintain a copy of it possibly via rsync?
Is this even possible? In theory I can create a local player with centos4 to match the server and use rsync but will that be able to deal with overwriting system files? This needs to be done while the server is live, without interruption.
Obviously there are going to be some subtle changes to configurations between the two like network drivers, ram, etc. Updates would be one way, the remote overwriting the local, I don't mind that centos will want to reconfigure when the local copy is rebooted.
Appreciate any feedback on the possibilities.