[PVE-User] Vmware to Proxmox migration

Martin Maurer martin at proxmox.com
Tue Jun 28 15:23:04 CEST 2011

I just tested a backup from a win2008r2 from vmware (without removing the vmware tools) to a samba share and then restored to KVM, using the built in image backup. Works just perfectly and quite fast!
Seems to be the fastest way to do a move. Thanks for pointing this out.


From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Holger Ernst
Sent: Dienstag, 28. Juni 2011 14:43
To: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
Subject: Re: [PVE-User] Vmware to Proxmox migration

>From my experience, it is a good practice to use the tools provided by the os manufacturer. In this case make a full backup of win 2008 server with the build in backup program to a net share.
then boot the proxmox vm with a win 2008 boot dvd or rescue media and rebuild from backup.
This should do.
And maybe remove vmware tools first...

Regards Holger

Von: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com] Im Auftrag von Muhammad Yousuf Khan
Gesendet: Dienstag, 28. Juni 2011 14:02
An: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
Betreff: [PVE-User] Vmware to Proxmox migration
i have a fully loaded VM in Vmware containing windows 2008 server and i want to migrate this machine to Proxmox.
i followed Clonezilla live CD migration process from here http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Migration_of_servers_to_Proxmox_VE#Physical_server_to_Proxmox_VE_.28KVM.29_using_Clonezilla_Live_CDs

but when every thing get completed and i restart the Proxmox VM.  it shows "Press F12 for boot menu" then "Booting from Hard disk....."  after that a black screen come with a white cursor dot on left upper cornet and that is all. and i can not see any loading of windows 2008 i waited 20 minutes but that black screen remains the same.

Can any one please explain this.


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