[CentOS-virt] RE: [CentOS] dd trough scp with tar

Fri Apr 25 21:42:15 UTC 2008
David Hláčik <david at hlacik.eu>

Hi, thanks for answer, now i know it will work, btw. does it works good in
xen for your after moving from esx?
Did you feel like performace is same, or ESX was faster?
And then at last ... what you have done with PCI unknown hardware driver on
windows when running on xen? :)

Thanks in advance, this was really great information ,now i feel that my
concept was right!


On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Joseph L. Casale <
jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:

> >First, I'd expect some problems with the device drivers when you try to
> >restore a vmware image onto a xen virtual environment - unless they
> >present similar virtual hardware.
> Actually, your lucky on this one. Windows *always* loads an ide driver into
> the
> Critical Device Database unless you explicitly tell it not to with an
> installation answer file, or remove it after install.
> >However, for the actual copy operation, I'd recommend clonezilla-live
> >(http://www.clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live/). Boot its iso image into a
> >menu system that will let you mount the image storage space via nfs,
> >samba, or ssh-fs, then tell it to save the whole disk.  The advantage
> >over dd is that it knows enough about ntfs and most linux file systems
> >to just save the used blocks and when you restore it will let you pick
> >from the list of images you've saved.
> Yup, did the same thing recently with WinPE 2.0 and Ghost (Same internal
> concepts, faster then dd and ssh/cp) when moving off an ESX server into Xen
> 3.2.
> jlc
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