Re: [Vserver] Virtualizing a physical server

From: Herbert Poetzl <>
Date: Wed 25 Jan 2006 - 15:40:22 GMT
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On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 03:12:46AM +0200, Ehab Heikal wrote:
> I need to setup a development or staging server of an existing running
> server. Is there a tool to do so?

just create a new skeleton guest with the -m skeleton
build method, which resembles the physical system
regarding networking and naming, the copy over the
entire contents of the physical machine, excluding
the /dev and /proc directory to the skeleton dir
(cp -a, dump/restore, tar, rsync, ...)

starting and stopping the guest should work after
that, but you might want to clean up scripts later
to avoid a bunch of failures when the new guest
tries to mess with the hardware ...


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