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I need to get the VMWare Image of an installed Linux Server

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Hello experts,

I have a server that I need the VMWare image of. I cannot install it from scratch and I need that server as it is. I made a few VMWare images of Windows systems with VMWare converter but I have no idea how (or if) I can do that with a (modified) Linux system without a user interface. Is there a way to do it from a Windows Server remotely?

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Thank you for the answers, but to be honest I never properly used a Linux Machine in my life and it's been quite a while since I've last used Norton Ghost. I need more help on how to get this done.

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I get get the info to you. but it will be monday.  My brother is getting married this evening.  

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Congratulations!!! And Thanks :)
VMWare convertor will allow you to create a bootcd that you start the computer with, ensure you have an external USB HDD attached to the server you want to capture the image of. Boot to the CD and follow your nose - it should be fairly straight forward, this is VMWare afterall not Microsoft :)

Let us know how you get on,
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Thanks Bart,

Have you ever tried something similar? Unfortunately I dont have the servers at ready right now to try what you suggested.

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Hi Jail,

Have you tried PowerConvert for a case that I've described?

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Hi

No

But that was the information that i received from the VMware

VMconverter from VM to physical, not supported

About the PowerConvert , i never used but i know that is a very good converter

Sorry :(

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Thank you but none of these helped :(

It is a modified Linux version and most of the commands, etc is disabled.
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