ok, this is a brillant idea (stupid me..) - I will give it a try tonight, anything to watch for when cloning? this should work: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19141/clone-a-hard-drive-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/ ?

PAT


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Andrey Repin <anrdaemon@freemail.ru> wrote:
Greetings, Webmin users list!

> problem is, that the VM isn't cloning anymore on the host level (some
> internal exi probblem,
> http://communities.vmware.com/message/2209760#2209760if you are
> interested) ), but it still runs and I'm be able to rsync/backup
> everything.

If you have free space to duplicate whole VM disks, you can just add a new
disks and boot VM from LiveCD. From there, it is a simple case of using dd to
duplicate the partitions.

> I'm a bit sceptical of rsyncing the *whole* VM - but you would suggest
> this? like excluding /tmp /dev/ /proc and rsync over everything?

rsync, much like cp, have option to "stay on same filesystem".


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Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@freemail.ru) 13.03.2013, <13:06>

Sorry for my terrible english...


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