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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:41:31 -0500
From:      DAve <dave.list@pixelhammer.com>
To:        'User Questions' <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Importing into VMWare Workstation 6.5
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Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM, James Seward <jamesoff@gmail.com 
> <mailto:jamesoff@gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 4:10 PM, DAve <dave.list@pixelhammer.com
>     <mailto: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:-)

Nope, the starter edition is free. Believe me, if we had to pay for it, 
my boss wouldn't let me use it 8^(

DAve

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