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    XenServer, XenCenter and XenConvert

    Does anyone know of a good way to convert a physical machine to a XenServer image in one go when you have two volumes? XenConvert has to do each one seperately? Anything around thats free and works without an awful lot of fiddling? Like VmWare Convertor? Preferably for free?


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    Why not use VMWare Converter and then convert the resulting VM using the Citrix gubbin?

    Of course that's still two stages so you may as well do it the Citrix way.

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    Still a little rubbish though seeing as VMWare has a single step option why couldn't they have sorted out something similar? instead of having to capture each volume?


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    Are the two volumes on the same drive/raid? If so you could image the machine (fog/clonezilla/ghost) then bring that image down on your new VM. Though that would probably require a repair install of Windows to get it working.

    I've done this a few times when VMWare convertor didn't work.

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