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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: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 09:19:19 -0400
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Convert CentOS system to Xen image?
James Pifer wrote:
> Attempted to do this using netcat + ssh and here's my next problem. The
> CentOS server is using LVM, so instead of getting an img file of around
> 8 gig that I expected, I got one that is 18 gig, or the size of the LV. 
> I tried it anyway and I get a valid boot sector not found. 
> Any suggestions?

Don't do netcat, create a fresh PV with the same installed packages
as on the old machine and copy the configuration of the old server
that is pertinent. You could look at creating a kickstart file to
have those packages installed during the initial install, or just
install base/core and add in by hand the missing packages via yum.

For data partitions like /home you can do a dump, sftp, and restore.


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