Xenserver 5.6 - Clone Production Win 2008 VM to Development Xenserver 6.0.2 Environment

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Hi,

I want to clone a production Windows 2008 VM hosted in a Xenserver 5.6 environment to an alternative Xenserver 6.0.2 environment. What's the cleanest/best way to do this? ideally, I would like to leave the server running if at all possible

Can I clone VM's live?
Or can I clone to template, make the template accessible to the alternative Xenserver?
Or should I shut down the production VM and use Xenconvert?
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I think Xenconvert is the best way
you can create a (live) snapshot from your VM and at the snapshot export as file. These file import at the other side.
Also you can create a VM from the snapshot (without starting this VM) and export this offline-VM to other formats.

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