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Re: [Xen-users] Virtual Box to XenServer

To: Jean Jacques Siebrits <jean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Virtual Box to XenServer
From: Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 17:45:24 +0200
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On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:41 PM, Jean Jacques Siebrits
<jean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all
> I am trying to migrate a MS Servers 2003 VirtualBox VM to Xen 5.6.
> After allot of Googling and trial/error I finally decided to take this path
> (which also failed me).
> I first convert the .vdi image on a machine running Virtual Box with the
> following command:
> VBoxManage clonehd win200301.vdi win200301.vmdk -format VMDK
> This creates my .vmdk hard drive image without giving errors.
> I then copy the image over to my system and use XenConvert 2.2.1 to migrate
> this image to my XenServer.
> The program converts the VMDK to Xen VHD format and imports the new image
> but ends with errors in the log.
> Logs show the following:
> VMDK to VHD started at 02 November 2010 02:34:52 PM
> Converting VMDK to VHD...
> Dismounting VHD...
> Failed to find device for VHD with Id 2187 Element not found. (0x00000490)
> Failed to get the system directory.
> Windows directory is WINDOWS
> Scanning for BOOT volume...
> *** Warning! ***
> Failed to find the Windows Boot Volume.
> VHD C:\zWorkspace\win200301.vhd was not configured for XenServer.
> VM may not boot in XenServer.
> Dismounting VHD...
> After all this the machine shows up on my XenServer but on boot I get "NTLDR
> is missing" error.  Thought I would get this due to no Windows Boot Volume
> found as per my log entry.
> I do not know where my wrong step is that I am taking, I believe the first
> one?
> Any help will do!
> Thanks :)
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Use clonezilla or any other HDD clone script to clone the running
Windows installation to a new XEN VM

Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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