[PLUG] Creating ISO image for VPS

शंतनू shantanoo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 12:04:21 PST 2010

On 06-Jan-2010, at 5:58 PM, Rajeev Karajgikar wrote:

> Hello All:
> I have a linux server with some desired configuration. I want to be able to
> create new copies of the same server within VPS using custom ISO images.
> I want to create a custom ISO image of a running CentOS server that can be
> used to quickly create another VPS copy of the same server.
> Any ideas on how one can do this?
> - Is there a command to create ISO image of the running Linux server?
> - mkisofs command - does it
> Anyone has actual experience in creating such ISO files?

How about 
- http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
- http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/index.shtml
- http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/debian-linux-help/13168-cloning-hard-drive-dump-restore-command.html
- http://linux.die.net/man/1/dd
- http://clonezilla.org/

instead of iso.

Most of the solutions expect that OS is not running while cloning is done.


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