1&1 Virtual Server - Duplicating Servers
Posted on 2013-11-13
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!