Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
Hello everyone, I'm looking for an easy way to migrate a linux physical server to a vmware server without big interruptions. Unfortunatly I don't have DRBD running on the physical machine yet, but I want to setup it on a block device that contains the root filesystem with meta-disk = ramdrive. Is it possible to do that without unmouting the filesystem (lvm+ext3)? The target is just to replicate the data to the new server, so I can shutdown the old one and boot the new one afterwards with almost no downtime. VMware vCenter Converter doesn't seem to support this. It just copies the disk with no respect to modifications that occured while the migration process is running, which is bad. Can I do that with DRBD, and if possible, how? If not, are there any other common ways to archive that? Greets, Alex