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Re: [Xen-users] how to migrate guest OS to other servers without xen ins

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] how to migrate guest OS to other servers without xen installed
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 19:45:14 +0100
Cc: Jeremy Fang <balanceinfotech@xxxxxxxxx>, Andrew Thompson <andrewkt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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You might also need to adjust /etc/fstab on the filesystem, if the disk layout 
is different to what the install was expecting.

I'd recommend downloading a copy of Knoppix (or some other Linux Live / Rescue 
CD) so that you can boot with it to mount the filesystem on the new host and 
tweak things after you've copied across.


On Wednesday 29 June 2005 09:42, Jeremy Fang wrote:
> Hi Andrew:
> Wow, that is even simpler than I thought.
> Thanks,
> Jeremy
> Andrew Thompson <andrewkt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jeremy Fang wrote:
> > Hello Andrew:
> >
> > All my guest Operation Systems are bootable and all application running
> > on the Guest Operation Systems are operational. What I want to acheive
> > is to take the whole image of Guest OS including applications to migrate
> > to anohter server which itself is not running xen so that the new server
> > will be fully operational by not changing anything including the ip
> > addresses etc.. I will make sure both will be running at the same time
> > or in the same network.
> Perhaps I overgeneralized...
> Shut down the guest. Archive the partition(s) that the guest uses.
> Transfer those archives to the new server. Unarchive them into their new
> homes. Install kernel/bootloader. Reboot.

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