I'm trying to clone a physical RHEL 5 box into VMware. That box contains a 1 TB disk which is hardly used (80 GB). Thus I want the new virtual machine to have a 100 GB disk instead of wasting a new 1 TB.
The free disk space in the VM host is only 200 GB, not 1 TB. Therefore, the Vmware converter client cannot run successfully -- it requires 1 TB of free disk space in the VMware host.
Firstly I tried
mondo-mindi software to backup/restore because it does not need to power off the physical box and it allows create ISO images, but after two weeks of failed attempts I got fed up and I eventually quit.
Do you know any software to clone a RHEL 5 server?
Thanks in advance