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Re: [Xen-users] dd trough scp with tar

To: "Florian Heigl" <florian.heigl@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] dd trough scp with tar
From: "Todd Deshane" <deshantm@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 23:55:21 -0400
Cc: CentOS mailing list <centos@xxxxxxxxxx>, David Hláčik <david@xxxxxxxxx>, centos-virt@xxxxxxxxxx, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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2008/4/26 Florian Heigl <florian.heigl@xxxxxxxxx>:
> hi,
>  2008/4/25, David Hláčik <david@xxxxxxxxx>:
>  > i will inside virtual machine on ESX boot from Live-CD of CentOS , using dd
>  > i will transfer images trought scp to CentOs machine with xen. I believe
>  > this one should work, machines on ESX are Windows2003 Servers.
>  > So what i need to find is how to write a command which will transfer image
>  > trought scp , but for faster transfer also compress  it before using tar, 
> or
>  > gzip.
>  >
>  > so my input will be dd if=/dev/sda1 , my output will be gzipped or tarred
>  > image on second side. sda1.img.gz
>  There's also some tools (ntfsclone for one ntfs-aware tool) or g4u for
>  a more centralized whole-disk-image approach that might do the same.

Clonezilla is also a good choice for this ghost/clone approach. It builds in the
ntfsclone, partimage, and dd methods for capturing images. It is quite
flexible, supporting many ways of storing the disk/partition image.

See: http://www.clonezilla.org/

>  also you might be able to extract the Raw VMDK's data on your ESX host
>  using VMWare cli utils and compress/scp that. I know this works with
>  the normal VMWare server and would assume ESX also has some utility to
>  ease that.
>  good luck :)
>  florian
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