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How can I virtualize a running server but exclude directories so the resulting image is smaller than the drive

Following situation: There is a Ubuntu 10.10 Server running with many custom configurations and programs (can't set it up from scratch). One of these programs stores a lot of data (> 1TB) in ...
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How to migrate a physical system to a KVM virtual server with only network access?

I have an obsolete linux app-server running which I would like to migrate to a KVM virtual server with greater specifications. I do not have physical access to the machine itself or its harddisks. I ...
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ShoreTel P2V Audio Issue

I recently P2V'd my ShoreTel server. After doing so everything seems fine. No errors anywhere, and everything looks good in Director except for a licensing issue since the mac address changed. ...
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P2V From Ghost Image (.gho) Without Original Hardware

Is there any realistic way to convert a WinXP Pro system to VMWare or VirtualBox (p2v) without the original systems hardware? I have a ghost image (it's a .gho, unfortunately not .sv2i) of the ...
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Production and test environment systems on a single physical server

We have a mid range box with quad-core CPU and 8GB of RAM running several production systems on Red Hat Linux for a light traffic website. Those systems include an Oracle DB, LDAP, Documentum Content ...
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Is it possible somehow to run old red hat 8.0 32bit inside debian 4.0 64bit (virtualization)?

So I've got this disk image file of a failing server that I'd like to run inside much newer box. Since I cannot dedicate this new machine I'm thinking virtualization. Is it possible?
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How to create Virtual Machine from live system?

I have a live system that I need to reinstall but also want to have a backup in a form of a virtual machine that will allow me to turn it on and have a look at some old files/configuration. What are ...
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How to convert (p2v) a mounted physical drive with or for VMWare Workstation or vCenter Converter?

Several posts (like this one) seem to indicate that if you have a physical hard drive, you can "just" connect it with VMWare and it will be converted in a VMWare virtual machine. I have a physical ...
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Need clear steps on how to convert a Windows 2000 Server to a XenServer VM

The source system is not local. The target host running XenServer is not local. The source system is running Windows 2000 Server SP4 and has 1 disk split into 6 partitions, all NTFS: C: 6 GB (boot) ...
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How to best convert a fully encrypted drive into a Virtual Machine?

I have a Windows XP laptop that uses GuardianEdge's Encryption Plus to fully encrypt the drive from bootup. What I would like to do is install a much larger (unencrypted) hard drive with Windows 7 on ...
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Hyper-V P2V Virtual Machine Bus driver

Did my first P2V experiment with SCVMM R2 - Vista 32 (Dell Precision 490) to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I'm having issues with "integration Services" and "virtual machine bus" driver. When I ...
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P2V solution for moving live Debian Linux server to Virtual?

I have a two live Debian linux servers that I would like to move to virtual just for testing usage. It seems that there are many solutions to do this, but I am looking for something that is free, and ...
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P2V — choosing the right servers, baselining

first I'd like to say I'm relatively new to this site. Wow.. This is AWESOME! My very first question pertains to virtualization. We are a trading firm that relies heavily on low-latency networking ...
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Creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox from a physical one

Is there any way to create a virtual machine that you can use in VirtualBox from a physical installation that you have? For instance, if I have Windows XP installed on a physical computer and want to ...
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Will VMWare Converter P2V a non-ACPI 2000 server?

SCVMM is unable to handle this conversion - just tells me flat out that my Proliant 3000 (yes, go ahead and laugh) isn't a P2V option unless I upgrade it to 2003 server for an online conversion. Just ...