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1&1 Virtual Server - Duplicating Servers

Posted on 2013-11-13
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Hey Experts,

Ran into trouble when trying to make a copy of our current virtual server, namely 1&1 doesn't offer this as a service.

My current predicament: I would like to create a duplicate of the current server configuration (not a snapshot, I need to use it as a test bed). I only have 1&1's "control panel" access to the server, and therefor no access to the hypervisor or the virtual hard disk file.

I attempted to use Disk2VHD, but it fails without warning (it just stops a certain amount of the way through, and gives me no indications). The feedback I'm getting is that Disk2VHD is a physical to virtual image creator, and therefor won't work (This doesn't 100% make sense to me, but it makes enough sense for me to accept it).

Does anyone have a suggestion they could make for doing this? In the long run I would like to get a local copy of this server for testing, but at this point I may be better off just re-configuring a new server.

Thanks in advance!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Disk2VHD should be able to "clone" anything provided, that the OS supported VSS.

Have you tried:- VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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That's more or less what I thought about Disk2VHD as well, but as I mentioned, it freezes on me with no real answer as to what happened. Even the error logs show nothing of real interest.

I'm taking a look at the guide you linked now, and will give it a shot. That will end up with an image that's for VMWare center, are there free utilities around to convert from that to VHD? My target server is Hyper-V 2008.
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You can then use Starwind V2V converted, to convert from VMDK to VHD.

http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

or mount in VMware Player, and run Disk2VHD.
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Nothing like a 40GB File transfer!

Thank you very very much for the suggestion Hanccocka, everything appears to have worked properly.
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