Method to get a physical Linux server restored as a Virtual server
Posted on 2014-01-10
I have some Linux servers that I want to take images of for a disaster recovery site. The idea is to take an image and then convert and import it to ESXi, which I have in the DR site.
I want to take the images while the servers are online, so I don't want to have to boot them to a bootable image disc to take the images. I don't have any ESX server on the same network as the linux servers, so I can't use VMware convertor.
I see that VMWare convertor will convert a .tib file from Acronis True Image, so might give that a try. But I am thinking that I would need to boot to a bootable Acronis disc for this.
Any solution for this?