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I'm planning to use OpenVZ in an old machine I have at home.

I want to know if a dumped OpenVZ instance image can be exported to other formats (like VirtualBox or Vmware).

Thanks!

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Not AFAIK but you should be able to use bare-metal tools like mondorescue.org or clonezilla.org to back up the VM and restore it to another VM system

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  • You mean copying everything in the file system, creating a virtual machine and pasting everything, right? – Somebody still uses you MS-DOS Jun 16 '10 at 16:41
  • with a bit more research into OpenVZ I see that its basically a partitioned kernel. There are no disk images in use, its a directory on your system. I suggest tar/untar and create a new "/etc/vz/conf/VM.conf" file with the new directory. Hope that helps some more. – smcavoy Jun 21 '10 at 13:00

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