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P2V - Cold Clone ISO

I need to cold clone a physical box in a VMWare environment. What are people using for this these days? My preference is for VMWare's vConverter ISO, but it appears that this was discontinued. It's ...
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How to clone a RAID5 system

I clone single disk systems by booting the master system to a CD and running… dd if=/dev/sda | gzip - | ssh user@hostname dd of=image.gz Then I boot the target system with the CD and run… ssh user@...
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Is it possible to clone a snapshot of a KVM vm?

I only find an option to clone the last state, but not the state of a snapshot. Is there a solution? I'm using virsh and virt-manager to manage the vm's. The Hypervisor is Ubuntu Server 16.04. The vm'...
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How can I copy a VHD image back to a physical disc?

It's quite easy to backup a real drive to VHD, e.g. with Sysinternal's Disk2VHD on XP or with Windows Image Backup on Windows 7. But how do I copy that file back? It's possible by booting a recovery ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I want turn a physical machine running MS Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine. This is easy, I have done this before, but this time I needed the virtual size/capacity of the disk to be a fixed ...
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DD + LVM Snapshot + Space shortage

Here is the scenario : I have a production system that can't be shutdown for very long, it has the following root filesystem LVM: [root@an2 ~]# df -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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Export OVF fails with “File not found” error

Good morning/afternoon/evening all: I am having an issue with a single Virtual machine when it comes to exporting an OVA/OVF. I recieve a "File not found" error that appears to be pointing in the ...
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Dovecot quota clone

I'm trying to use dovecot's quotas and share them via mysql with modoboa. I'm using the count module for that: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Quota/Count To share the quota I'm trying to implement the new ...
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Creating a new libvirt VM based on existing snapshots

I have a libvirt/qemu-VM with multiple snapshots. (I can for example use virt-manager to see those snapshots.) Is there a way to clone this VM completely keeping all the snapshots? Is it otherwise ...
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Terminal servers, VM clone keep getting kernel-power 2008r2 crashing both servers

I'm desperate at the moment to get an answer to the following problem. Als servers are managed in our VMWare-vcenter environment. We've got 2 terminal servers, term01 and term01 and we also got a ...
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Clone RAID5 from one controller to another?

i have a question concerning cloning a Raid5. System: HP ML350 with a RAID controller, 2 Bays. Bay 1 Raid5 3x2TB Bay 2 RAID5 3x600 SAS The 3 SAS Disks in Bay 2 need to be swapped, it is predicted ...
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Cloning Windows 2012 R2 domain controllers with KVM

Virtual domain controller cloning is a new feature from Windows Server 2012 that I use because it's a very useful and simple way to add additional domain controllers to an Active Directory domain. ...
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Fastest method to deploy Linux to large numbers of workstations

A nonprofit has received a donation of a large number (>100) decommissioned workstations. What would be the most efficient method of taking a standardized ISO image of a Debian Linux distribution (for ...
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Right way to Migrate bootable Windows Server 2008 SP2 from RAID 5 Vdisk to RAID 0 or Single SATA and ensure Booting?

Did the following 2 identical blank 1 TB SATA drives: Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to RAID 0 Drive on Controller Cloned the RAID5 Virtual disk to SATA Drive on Motherboard SATA Port Using ...
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create image of a USB drive without unallocated partition

I have 8GB USB drive attached to my system which looks like this: [root@host]# fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 8462 MB, 8462008320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1028 cylinders Units = ...
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Ghost for Linux (G4L) - How to identify FC WWn

I'm trying to use Ghost for Linux (g4l) to clone some LUNS from a Blade server that uses 2 qlogic adapter that are connected to an HP3PAR with FC,then all LUNS are associated with a WWn G4l Only ...
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Can I effectively clone my hard drive by using mirrored partitions in Win Server 2008?

I have a server running Win Server 2k8 R2 Foundation, functioning as a basic file server and CAD software licensing server, with the following situation: Originally installed with 2x 250GB physical ...
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Windows Server 2008 incremental backup behaviour - scheduled vs. backup once

I'm relatively new to working with Server 2008 and need to know a little more about the behaviour of the built-in Windows Server Backup. I'm running a small stand-alone server which is mostly just a ...
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How to execute bash script through pxe boot [closed]

Can any one tell me how to execute bash scripts via pxe boot. What I am trying to do is when Raw Server boots up I want to deploy cloned image over hard disk via PXE boot. I am aware that there are ...
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Which directories to exclude before full Ubuntu synchronization?

I have two Ubuntu server which I want to synchronize so that I can run the second server when the first server is down. I want to do the synchronization using rsync. But I read, not all the ...
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SSL certificate on cloned server, common name not same as server name

I've cloned a rackspace cloud server and put it into a load balancer, whilst removing the original server. The site seems to respond fine but then I have a problem with the SSL certificate, as I'm ...
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Clone ubuntu system

Is it possibe to clone a ubuntu system and is there any way to automatically replicate(sync) the changes made on a system(orginal) to another(replica) to use it as a backup?.Just like duplicate. This ...
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“Ghost” vs Image of client systems - how to tell what's been done

I work in a very controlled environment. An image is created by an entity outside of our control that is tailored (read: locked down) for our environment. The client support technicians are to take ...
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How to create clone / image of macbook pro? [closed]

I manage a group of users who are moving from windows based laptops to macbook pros. I want to create a HD image or clone like I have done for windows based machines. This way I can install and ...
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Pacemaker - how to monitor and stop service on wrong node (without dependent services)

I have four nodes A-D with service1 clone (clone-max 3) and with 3 virtual IPs. I have constraints - clone-ip1, clone-ip2, clone-ip3 - this works well when only pacemaker handles services. I'd like ...
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Backup/Clone a btrfs partition

Is it possible to backup a btrfs partition verbatim (including all the shared structures which save space by marking snapshot trees as COW) to another one? For instance, I'd like to backup my root ...
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Windows 7 Cloned hard drive boot repair

I was handed a hard drive today and told to make a clone. The clone is supposed to be inserted in a workstation and booted up. I've never seen the hardware from the original, but I'm certain it doesn'...
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VMware Cloning with POWERCLI with nested folder

I'm trying to clone some Virtual Machines using POWERCLI, but when I set the target location I'll have the error "Could not find Folder with name" ... My folder estructure is like: DC1\destfolder DC2\...
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How do I create a bootable drive from a partition using Clonezilla?

I have a 500GB HDD with two partitions on it. A 40 GB OS partition (Windows Server 2008 R2), and a 420GB data partition. I would like to split these partitions off to two physical drives. (A 120GB ...
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Best way to clone a Linux system

I've just finished setting up a Debian system running on an embedded device. It has custom partitioning, numerous config file changes, web content, and a couple of applications compiled from source. ...
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How to P2V a RAIDed IBM Netfinity 7100 W2000 server

I have a legacy machine from IBM (A Netfinity 7100) running a Windows 2000 SP4 server OS. We are trying to move it to a virtual environment (KVM under Linux) to decommission this old, costly hardware. ...
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How to clone a USB flash drive using dd?

Using 'dd' to clone a USB drive -cfdisk: resized the destination partition to be of same size made the partition bootable same 'type' ext3 ran 'mkfs.ext3' after exit cfdisk then dd if=dev/...
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Check if a Domain Controller has been cloned

I have reason to believe that previous administrators cloned our Domain Controller at somepoint in its recent lifetime. The DC at one point was running on Server 2003 and has since been upgraded to ...
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Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk? [closed]

i have a HP DL380 server, its have 6 harddisk, @72Gb each, i am planning to use centos + cpanel please suggest how to set daily full backup/daily clone harddisk? so if 1 main harddisk is broken, i ...
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large (30+ at a time) scale cloning of hard disks

I know that it is possible in *nix to clone a hard disk within a machine using DD if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb I am wondering if something similar could be accomplished over a LAN (assuming a decent ...
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LXC container clone has no network and SSH stopped

I was having this networking problem with LXC containers (question and answer here:bridging LXC containers to host network with different IP range) and if I have found a solution, I still have not ...
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How to clone, disjoin & rename a Windows 2008 R2 VM offline, then rejoin domain online

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain joined server, which should be cloned as test server in the same domain! There is an MSSQL 2012 instance and Team Foundation Server 2013 installed, but this shouldn't ...
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Test server clone -Linode/CentOS/Aegir

One of the cool things about the Linode VPS is being able to clone the entire server and move a copy of it to a new Linode server. That way you can have a test server that mirrors your production with ...
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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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How to determine the best byte size for the dd command

I know that doing a dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb does a deep hard drive copy. I've heard that people have been able to speed up the process by increasing the number of bytes that are read and written at ...
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SSH/Git: Specify paths with hostname instead of IP

Alright, quick question. When SSHing to a server using the IP, I can also specify a path to use, such as: git clone ssh://git@127.0.0.1:/home/git/project.git SomeProject However, when using a ...
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Migrate Non RAID 2008 Single Drive Server to SSD

I have a customer running a custom app that would benefit from improved SSD speed. Their existing server is running Windows 2008 with a single SATA drive (no RAID). The server has an open drive bay ...
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Is HD, SSD or SD card cloning a good practice?

Cloning is very convenient if multiple identical systems need to be created. But I have the following concern. As far as I know during formatting of file system and even during it's use a bad disk ...
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Why does xcopy fail when there is obviously enough space?

I have a 2TB hard drive "D" containing 732GB of data on a 2TB NTFS partition that I want to copy (absolutely everything on the drive) to another drive "F" with 981GB of space (its freshly formatted (...
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Move OS from RAID5 array to RAID 1 arrays

I want to give a last boost to my old ProLiant ML350 G5 server which just needs to be reliable for a few more year only ! With a defined budget of about 1500$ (I do not have more), i plan to replace ...
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Windows 7, copy configuration

I configured a new laptop in our office and installed everything. In the next days, we will get another another laptop of same model. So, am I able to copy/save the whole configuration, so I don't ...
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Open Source Live Migration (Clone/Imaging)

I want to do a live migration of my Fedora and Windows Server 2003 into raw disk image without restart the server or shut it down. (disk image is for virtualization purpose) Is there any open source ...
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ddrescue - cloning a device

I am running the following command [root@localhost ~]# ddrescue -vf /dev/sdf /dev/sdg rescue.log Do I need to do anything else after that to make the drive bootable? One place said I should do a ...
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vmware vsphere clone vm

this is my first time cloning a vm ubuntu 12.04 production server on a mvware esx enviroment. Thus I´m a bit scared of lose sight of something. The Server is nothing more than a webserver apache + ...
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Clone/Mirror Live Linux (Debian) Server

I've probably read every serverfault article on this matter, but none seems to answer my specific question or they seem like dated methods. I have a live running debian (Lenny) system on Dell ...