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Old 11-18-2008, 02:04 AM   #1
braclayrab
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trying to clone virtual server


Hi everyone,
I'm trying to clone a 'virtual' server running CentOS 5 from my host to a VM I am running at home for development. I was going to use dd to copy the disk but there appears to be no disk! I cannot physically access this server, so cannot boot from a disk.

Code:
[clay ~]: ls -l /dev | grep disk
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1,   0 Apr 13  2006 ram0
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1,   1 Apr 13  2006 ram1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      4 Feb  4  2008 ramdisk -> ram0
[clay ~]:
Why don't I see any disks? Is there another way I can proceed?
Thanks in advance!
-Clay
 
Old 11-19-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by braclayrab View Post
Hi everyone,
I'm trying to clone a 'virtual' server running CentOS 5 from my host to a VM I am running at home for development. I was going to use dd to copy the disk but there appears to be no disk! I cannot physically access this server, so cannot boot from a disk.

Code:
[clay ~]: ls -l /dev | grep disk
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1,   0 Apr 13  2006 ram0
brw-r----- 1 root disk 1,   1 Apr 13  2006 ram1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      4 Feb  4  2008 ramdisk -> ram0
[clay ~]:
Why don't I see any disks? Is there another way I can proceed?
Thanks in advance!
-Clay
They're probably not going to be called "disk" anything. Type in "df -k", and look at what you get. It'll probably be something like /dev/sda1, /dev/hdc2, etc.
 
  


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