Cloning VMWare server or just files to another server with permissions
Posted on 2011-05-12
I am in a predicament with the current needs of cloning a file server to a test server. Ours is only 600GB and we have the capacity to move it but we run into a big problem.
When we cloned the server over the weekend, it completely screwed up the hosts. Nothing was accessible through vCenter. This has to be done by the weekend, so I am wondering if there is another way to get the server cloned without issues or another way of going at it.
Would it be possible to take a snapshot of the main file server, and deploy a new virtual machine with that?