[CentOS] CentOS 6 P2V alternatives?

Mon Nov 6 06:56:53 UTC 2017
Sorin Srbu <Sorin.Srbu at orgfarm.uu.se>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CentOS [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Mark
> Haney
> Sent: den 3 november 2017 18:03
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] CentOS 6 P2V alternatives?
> I'll toss my two cents worth in having dealt with a similar situation
> recently (well 2015, but close enough).  If this server is /that/
> important, I'd really consider building a completely new virtual
> instance on the hypervisor of your choice.  Though, to be completely
> honest, Hyper-V is just awful in my testing. There are far more P2V
> options for VMWare, including it's own P2V software which I've not had
> particular trouble with in a half-decade, if you insist on a P2V migration.
> If we're just talking backups, Veeam for Hyper-V  (and ESXi) works
> really well and you can bring up the backed up VM on the fly if you need
> to recover data from it, or for DR/BC.  I've never had a problem with it
> and, at my last position, had it set to run the backups on a remote
> cloud in case of catastrophic damage to the office.  Of course, there's
> no such thing as too many backups, so critical data on a server like you
> have was replicated to a warm/cold site, or part of a cluster for DBs to
> make sure data integrity was kept and uptime maximized.

While Hyper-V is not ideal, it's good enough for our purpose. We made a choice 
a few years back to either completely rehaul our vm infrastructure or just 
hand it over to central IT at our university. The later option won, mostly 
because of the cost.
Since central IT uses Hyper-V, that's what we also use.

Building a completely new vm and somehow restore from backup the important 
parts, is what I'm looking at now.

Thanks for your feedback!