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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    Hmm I thought you could always do something like this with VMware to some degree but always assumed it was the higher end versions.

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Hmm I thought you could always do something like this with VMware to some degree but always assumed it was the higher end versions.
    Assume no more

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Hmm I thought you could always do something like this with VMware to some degree but always assumed it was the higher end versions.
    Assume no more
    Consider it done!

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    Sounds similar to P2V which I have used. Boot the cd then on the vm server suck the image across.
    Its also possible to convert dd images made from:
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     dd if=/dev/hda of=/home/filename.img
    or ghost4linux using this service:
    http://www.bschatz.org/servlet/dd2vmdk/dd2vmdk.html (I've not tried it)
    also vmware can import ghost v2i images.

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    just used VM ware converter to create a vm machine out of my physical machine (lappy) it took just over an hour but i now have a very good backup and it works very well, (so much so thatwhen i booted vmware and started the image it told me i hada duplicate machine name on my network , brilliant.)

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    I tried converter on a 2003 server and it wouldn't boot.

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    ah i used it as a test on a windows 2003 terminal server it worked great, two weeks later that server when pair shaped (citrix bust it! when i ried to uninstall citrix with the service disabled) and so i used the virtual one in place of it, absolutely priceless as it was our home school link up, so i am obviously a massive fan of it now.

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    I've just spent the day using this to convert a Parallels VM to VMWare. Smal and simple to use. I like.

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

    For those who have been wondering, you can convert a running (with users) SIMS Server to a vm for testing purposes using this tool.

    Took about an hour and worked beautifully.

    Suffice to say, I'm amazed nothing broke and now keep looking upwards for falling pianos.

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    Re: This looks interesting - VMware Converter

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