Linux Base software to copy whole system to another system
Posted on 2011-05-05
we have few Virtual mechines and their operating systems are in debain and the we using Vmware to hold those virtual mechine , and I need to move all those virtual mechines into individual Server
example : vm1 will go to server 1
vm2 will go to server2
Now i need to make the thsoe hardware server same as vm1 ( all the files, services permission eveything)
now I am looking for a linux base software solution where i will be able to create image of those vm example
the partion on vm1 is like ethis
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 58G 16G 39G 29% /
tmpfs 379M 0 379M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10M 540K 9.5M 6% /dev
tmpfs 379M 0 379M 0% /dev/shm
and put thsoe into individual hardware server ..
if i make a server with same partition size .. how will it work ?
now if there is any software to copy those partition and put into the hardware server and it will work same as virtual mechine
I got a software call netcat
but not sure how much effective it will be
or any software base solution
not : without dd command .
i cant put those VM offline .