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VMWare EXSi snaphot cloning bug

I've been using EXSi to deploy multiple servers. Once I've decided to clone one system to make life a little easier following many online guides, which suggests copying VM files to a different folder ...
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1answer
73 views

How do I get VMware vCenter Converter image back on an empty machine?

If I use VMware vCenter Converter to make a clone of a machine, and I have another machine with nothing on it, nothing on the hard drive. How can I get that clone on the new machine? What do I do? ...
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1answer
454 views

Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive. Before using it I would like to test it with VMware Player (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and convert it with "qemu" qemu-img convert ...
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1answer
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What is the point of using a template as opposed to clonning a VM?

I've red this article published by VMware and this blog post and neither actually explain what a template is. Why would one bother making and using a template, why not keep cloning a base image?
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Drive letter reassignment after cloning

I have a Windows 2008R2 template in vmware. When I clone the template to create a virtual machine, we do configuration of the virtual machine such as assigning ip address etc.. using a custom script. ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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551 views

How do I clone an Ubuntu server under VMWare

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server running under VMWare. As best as I can tell, the VMWare vmbk file has been corrupted. The server is operating normally, but this is preventing backups (using Veeam). To ...
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How do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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How to clone a HDD and then use the clone with VMware (so that Windows works!)?

I have a system on which Windows 7 is installed, and I am trying to make a clone of its HDD image, which I then want to use in my main PC with VMware, so that I can boot Windows 7 off the cloned HDD. ...
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Extracting from VirtualBox or VMWare vHDD

I have VirtualBox installed in my system. I installed Windows XP Pro SP3 in VB. Then installed all the applications I need, ie. MS Office, Winamp etc. Now, if the OS I use crashes, Can I extract the ...
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How do I restore the operating system using Acronis?

I have made a backup using Acronis 2010. And I've tested it on vmware. And I'm having problems booting up the dual boot vm. After restoring from the .tib file. What do I do?What other software that ...