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Is there a way to convert a standalone linux box to a VPS? [message #11369] Wed, 21 March 2007 21:36 Go to next message
jarcher is currently offline  jarcher
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Registered: August 2006
Location: Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Hi All...

I was wondering if there is a documented procedure for taking an existing,
standalone linux box and moving it to a VPS? What might be some of the
issues to watch out for?

Thanks...

Jim
Re: Is there a way to convert a standalone linux box to a VPS? [message #11370 is a reply to message #11369] Wed, 21 March 2007 22:31 Go to previous message
weycresto is currently offline  weycresto
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Registered: September 2005
Location: London
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Jim Archer wrote:
> Hi All...
>
> I was wondering if there is a documented procedure for taking an
> existing, standalone linux box and moving it to a VPS? What might be
> some of the issues to watch out for?
>
> Thanks...
>
> Jim

Jim

There are notes on this in the openvz wiki:

http://wiki.openvz.org/Physical_to_VE

But basically rsync /, /lib /home /bin /sbin, etc from your live server
onto the openvz node (into /vz/private/<veid>) create a conf file and boot.

Ok there can be some tweaks required, but I've migrated a few RH and
legacy RH9 servers this way onto VPS.

However prior to the migration some thought might need to be given to
resources the migrated server might require.

Commercial VZ - Virtuozzo includes a tool you can install on a live
server, which provides the information required to create a VPS
configuration file.

--
Best Regards


Paul Lee
www.weycrest.co.uk
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