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RE: [Xen-users] Convert CentOS system to Xen image?

To: "James Pifer" <jep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Igor Chubin" <igor@xxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Convert CentOS system to Xen image?
From: "Ross S. W. Walker" <rwalker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 15:54:03 -0400
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James Pifer wrote:
> > First of all, you must know, do you want to convert it
> > to a PV or an HVM Xen domain.
> I believe I need to convert to a PV. 
> > 
> > HVM:
> > 
> > 1) Just copy image of your server to a logical volume of 
> > the Xen server LVM or to any other block device.
> Is it possible to create an uncompressed image using something like g4l
> and make use of that image file somehow?

Watch out for device name changes, like sda->xvda, in you

How big is the volumes of the source system?

If they are really big it might be best to kickstart a fresh
install into a PV, then import the configuration and packages
from the source system to the new PV.


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