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Bailifei
23-Sep-2011, 07:26
i dont know whether we can clone the physical disk to virtual machine
directly, since they are different hardware.
but another way that might work is to backup the physical disk to an
image, and convert it to a virtual disk, and be used to virtual
machine.
here's more details about how to carry this out: 'P2V: Convert a
physical disk image to a virtual disk file (.vmdk or .vhd) with backup
freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup'
(http://www.todo-backup.com/products/features/convert-physical-to-virtual.htm)


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magic31
23-Sep-2011, 13:46
Bailifei;2140149 Wrote:
> i dont know whether we can clone the physical disk to virtual machine
> directly, since they are different hardware...

Thanks for wanting to add to the thread.... It is an old one though and
has already been resolved in a different manner.
What I am wondering though if it's not an attempt to promote your own
product here.

-Willem


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shubhrapahwa
14-Mar-2012, 10:04
Could you please tell me how this issue (physical-to-virtual) has been resolved?
I'm facing problems in it and am unable to find anything in the forums.
Please help!!


Bailifei;2140149 Wrote:
> i dont know whether we can clone the physical disk to virtual machine
> directly, since they are different hardware...

Thanks for wanting to add to the thread.... It is an old one though and
has already been resolved in a different manner.
What I am wondering though if it's not an attempt to promote your own
product here.

-Willem


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Magic31
14-Mar-2012, 20:34
Could you please tell me how this issue (physical-to-virtual) has been resolved?
I'm facing problems in it and am unable to find anything in the forums.
Please help!!

Hi,

What are you looking to do? I've found P2V quite doable using tools like CloneZilla and prepping the source as much as possible before doing the move (like adding needed drivers and running mkinitrd, installing any needed modules/kernels, etc).

More details on your current physical host (OS version/arch/filesystems) and target hypervisor (Xen/VMware/...) would be good.

Cheers,
Willem