[CentOS] Migrating standalone systems to xen guests

Fri Mar 4 08:50:31 UTC 2011
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Is there any (easy?) way to migrate running standalone CentOS 4 or 5
> systems to xen virtual stacks?
> Rebuilding those systems from scratch on the xen machine would take
> plenty of work.

I did so but it can be a bit tricky. You need to make sure you have the
needed kernel installed and also configured disk modules and mount points
and such. Then you can use tar or rsync to migrate the whole system.

Maybe you can install one guest just for test and see how exactly it must
be configured. Then you configure the live systems the same way.

I can't tell you exactly because it's long time ago - and it's not really
easy :)