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    Physical Ubuntu Server to Hyper-V VHD

    I have Ubuntu Server 11.04 running on a Dell GX760 at the moment. I have it setup exactly how I need and I want to know if there is a way to virtualise this physical machine and stick it in Hyper-V?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    I want to know if there is a way to virtualise this physical machine and stick it in Hyper-V?
    In the past, I've always moved Debian / Ubuntu servers from physical to virtual simply by tar-ing the file system of the physical machine and un-tar-ing it again on the virtual machine:

    Converting Physical to VM
    Software RAID1 - setting up on an already configured system

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    wow - quick response. Thanks I will try tar-ing the system. Never played with Ubuntu until I built this one so i guess it will be interesting!!!

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    I thought hyper-v only supports redhat?

    To be honest though, linux configurations are so easy to port to other machines it might actually be quicker to move the config onto a fresh install.

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