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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 19:33:43 +0300
From:      Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
To:        James Seward <jamesoff@gmail.com>
Cc:        DAve <dave.list@pixelhammer.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Importing into VMWare Workstation 6.5
Message-ID:  <991123400901160833x7fb73304q3450f72d02089642@mail.gmail.com>
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On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM, James Seward <jamesoff@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM, DAve <dave.list@pixelhammer.com> wrote:
> > While I have not tried it, it claims it can make a vmdk from a physical
> > server. I have used it to move virtualized FreeBSD installs from one
> vmware
> > server to another.
> >
> > http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/overview.html
>
> I can't remember why I didn't use this when I last did P2V on a
> FreeBSD box, but I ended up just creating a VM with a new vmdk of the
> correct size and then using dd over nc to copy the disk from the
> physical machine, which worked fine too. An important gotcha is if the
> host is IDE but you create your VM with SCSI disks (e.g. for ESX) and
> the disk devices change name :)


Hi JMS,

Could you kindly share the steps you followed? It looks like that's what I
have to do, as this app is commercial and I don't have that money now:-)


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