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virtualization

Cloning Partitions Across SSH

Many times I've had to image/clone partitions of the machines across and SSH contection.  Often there is not sufficient space to compress the whole image and transfer it over to the new machine and the desploy it inside that machine. This is very common with VPS providers. 

Instructions

Boot up both machines in single user mode or with a boot CD. I like using rescue CDs/OSs. Make sure all of the source partitions and destination partitions are unmounted or mounted read-only. 

Creating VirtualBox USB rawdisks in Ubuntu

I recently was playing with a new 4GB usb stick and I wanted it install a rawdisk VirtualBox VM on it.  This would give a portable VM with decent speed.When I was trying to create the raw disk formated disk with the following command:

#> vboxmanage internalcommands -rawdisk /dev/sdc -filename ~/VirtualBox\ VMs/usbstick.vmdk 

I recieved the following error.  I even got this error running as root.  I determined it wasn't a permissons issue.

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