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I have a debian headless server that I need to migrate to run as a virtual server on Windows 2008.

What tools can I use to image the existing debian installation?

System I need to image: Debian

Targeted host Platform: Microsoft Hyper-V

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Your question is incomplete and impossible to answer. Please include details of what type of virtual machine server you'll be using. (A less-important but still useful piece of info: What version of Debian?) –  Schof Nov 10 '09 at 0:26
    
You should note that, Debian is not supported at all under Hyper-V (including no integrations). You might be better off considering going to ESXi. technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794868%28WS.10%29.aspx –  Zypher Apr 21 '10 at 5:00
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Although these instructions are written for VMware, they should work more-or-less for any type of virtual machine server

http://www.windley.com/archives/2007/08/p2v_how_to_make_a_physical_linux_box_into_a_virtual_machine.shtml

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Check out Disk2vhd from the sysinternals guys.

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Please read a little more carefully. I have a debian linux machine. Not windows –  Bozojoe Nov 9 '09 at 23:24
    
clarify this please? "migrate to run as a virtual server on Windows 2008" -- my uncareful reading took that to mean you are planning to move it a win2k8 hyper-v server. –  Chris_K Nov 9 '09 at 23:33
    
really? A downvote for attempting to answer a somewhat vague question? –  Chris_K Nov 10 '09 at 17:29
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