OMV P2V migration

  • Hello everybody:-)


    i'm thinking about migrating OMV on a new Proxmox virtualisation server:


    Actually OMV is on a bare-metal installation on a small Sata SSD:
    Datas are on one Raid 5 of 4 disks.


    Target format will be a RAW disk.


    Does any of you have experience in Physical 2 Virtual migration?


    I think my 2 options are:


    1: I can virtualise the OMV SSD Drive:
    wich tool can i use?


    2: i can backup and copy all the OMV settings on a new installation:
    How?


    Any hint appreciated :-)



    I really want a migration and not a brand new installation because my OMV installation is deeply used for many things involving certificates, ssh certificates, custom scripts ect....


    Once the migration is done, i dont think i'll have trouble restoring datas.


    Thanks for your help! :D

  • Does any of you have experience in Physical 2 Virtual migration?

    I done it both ways. I have used clonezilla every time. Create the image from the physical server and put it on storage accessible by the new proxmox VM. Then boot clonezilla on the proxmox vm and restore it. You will just have to run omv-firstaid on the console to fix networking. For data drives, you can pass the disks through to the VM or clone those as well to virtual disks.

    omv 5.6.13 usul | 64 bit | 5.11 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.6.2 | kvm plugin 5.1.6
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


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  • I done it both ways. I have used clonezilla every time. Create the image from the physical server and put it on storage accessible by the new proxmox VM. Then boot clonezilla on the proxmox vm and restore it. You will just have to run omv-firstaid on the console to fix networking. For data drives, you can pass the disks through to the VM or clone those as well to virtual disks.

    Thanks for your answer!
    I will go that way i think
    Will i face any difficulties booting OMV without data drives plugged / mounted?

  • Will i face any difficulties booting OMV without data drives plugged / mounted?

    You shouldn't but it is possible.

    omv 5.6.13 usul | 64 bit | 5.11 proxmox kernel | omvextrasorg 5.6.2 | kvm plugin 5.1.6
    omv-extras.org plugins source code and issue tracker - github


    Please read this before posting a question.
    Please don't PM for support... Too many PMs!

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