[DRBD-user] Using DRBD to migrate a linux server to a different machine

Bart Coninckx bart.coninckx at telenet.be
Wed Jul 7 16:14:47 CEST 2010

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On Tuesday 06 July 2010 21:50:41 ServerAlex wrote:
> 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
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