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Re: [Xen-users] Migration from a regular system to Xen

To: "Stefan de Konink" <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Migration from a regular system to Xen
From: "Antoine Benkemoun" <antoine.benkemoun@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 14:08:25 +0200
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Ok I knew that dd was able to make copies of disks bit per bit but not that it could make images for Xen.

By setup a kernel what do you mean ? I would like to avoid having to mess with the original system. Could I just do this with full virtualization ? I was planning to get a system with Intel VT anyways.

If anyone has a tutorial or a page that explains a few things as to how this would happen, I would still be interested.


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Stefan de Konink <skinkie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Antoine Benkemoun schreef:

Would it be possible to make an image of these disks to use with Xen ?

dd is your friend :)

Anyways, would you have a tutorial or something along those lines that shows how to do such a thing ?

No, but this is trivial. Just dump the disk to an image file. Setup a kernel, try this thing to boot, and have fun.


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