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post #1 of 11
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Hey folks,

Now that I have a somewhat decent file server up and running I'd like to move over my web server as well. The plan is to move my web server onto the file server using VirtualBox. I'm just not 100% sure how I should move it. My web server is on a old P3 and it really needs to move. It's running Ubuntu Server and SoftRaid 1.

What should I do to move this? Can I capture a full image of the computer and somehow migrate it to the VM?

Ideas? Tips? Thoughts?
    
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If you went the ESXi route you could use VMware's free P2V software. Basically it creates a VMDK file of the VM on the target computer/ESXi server you chose, and then can be imported into vmware products.

How well does Virtualbox handle VMDk files?
    
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Vmware server and you could use the converter on your webserver, like previous poster talked about (P2V MIGRATION). With vmware server you could admin the VM remotely with the web interface as well. I think virtual box does work with vmdks. If you were running windows could do hyper v. Other than doing a P2V you would have to rebuild the webserver in a virtual environment.
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I guess I should have mentioned the file server is already running WHS. I have no intention of changing the OS.
    
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I'm going to try CloneZilla. Make an image of the box, create a new machine in VirtualBox and restore.
    
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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post
I guess I should have mentioned the file server is already running WHS. I have no intention of changing the OS.
You don't need to change OS to use VMware server. VMware server installs as a service in windows or linux.
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@OP

Look here. You could boot your web server from a Linux LiveCD, install VirtualBox just to get the tools, create the disk image and copy it to a NTFS-formatted external hard disk.
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I think you're trying to do something similar to what I was trying to do a while back (still ciming back to it eventually) - convert a WHS install to linux-based VirtualBox.

The reason I didn't just clone-and-restore is because I thought Windows would freak when it booted and found a bunch of new hardware it had never seen before (and my WHS install was degrading anyway).

I hope my thread is of some help. And I am no taking personally that no one thought to link or acknowledge my prior thread about this exact subject (which I spent a lot of time on) personally. Not at all.
Edited by subassy - 10/9/11 at 6:10pm
 
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post #9 of 11
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I think you're trying to do something similar to what I was trying to do a while back (still ciming back to it eventually) - convert a WHS install to linux-based VirtualBox.

The reason I didn't just clone-and-restore is because I thought Windows would freak when it booted and found a bunch of new hardware it had never seen before (and my WHS install was degrading anyway).

I hope my thread is of some help. And I am no taking personally that no one thought to link or acknowledge my prior thread about this exact subject (which I spent a lot of time on) personally. Not at all.
I'm trying to move a linux install to a virtual box on WHS....not the other way around.
    
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Oh, well sorry then. That will probably be a lot easier.
 
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