Patrick O'Doherty wrote:
> Hey all,
>> I'm looking at the possibility of backing up servers to VMWare images so
> that we can develop for these machines in a non destructive manner and such.
> Just wondering if anyone here has ever done this and if so what tools did
> you use?
>> Thanks in advance,
>yes. I've used free VMware tools to do this with NT4 and Linux
But it only works if the physical source does not use RAID. A mirrored
system can be broken and converted to non-RAID, but with RAID0
(stupidity anyway) or RAID 5 or RAID 10 /50 (striped RAID sets)
it's not possible?
You may need to edit driver stuff/ add extra drivers before migration to
be able to boot the VM image using the fake devices the image's file
system is mounted on.
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