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transfering my VM to physical SSD for normal pc use (no unraid)


Tomlox

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you can use dd, for example:

dd if="/mnt/user/Vdisks/Erez PC/vdisk1.img" of=/dev/sdX

You may want to add the bs argument too, to speed up things a little bit, for example bs=2048

You may also want to add status=progress to monitor the advance of the cloning process.

Note that sdX must be equal or greater in size than the img virtual disk.

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1 hour ago, ghost82 said:

you can use dd, for example:

dd if=/mnt/user/Vdisks/Erez PC/vdisk1.img of=/dev/sdX

You may want to add the bs argument too, to speed up things a little bit, for example bs=2048

You may also want to add status=progress to monitor the advance of the cloning process.

Note that sdX must be equal or greater in size than the img virtual disk.

What does the command do? 

Where do I write the other lines to mentioned? 

Where does it clone that too? 

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6 minutes ago, Tomlox said:

What does the command do? 

Where do I write the other lines to mentioned? 

Where does it clone that too? 

It clones the vdisk1.img to your hard drive at sdX (X is a, b, etc., depending on where your drive is, just list the drives and identify where your target drive is), including the partition structure.

What lines? If you mean the additional arguments just append them to the main command line.

 

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27 minutes ago, ghost82 said:

It clones the vdisk1.img to your hard drive at sdX (X is a, b, etc., depending on where your drive is, just list the drives and identify where your target drive is), including the partition structure.

What lines? If you mean the additional arguments just append them to the main command line.

 

OK cool. 

I'll test it tommrow and replay back. 

Thanks

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ok so i managed to clone my VM to and ssd but now i cant see and use my HDD and other SSD i got hooked to the system

(using physical pc)

 

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just to be clear i can see the harddrives but cannot mount them.
image.png.2299b4a8b8802f643ee3a3aa53756e51.png

 

they display as partition.
i can delete the data and reuse it but i want to be sure i got all the data out i need before that.

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So, you don't want to boot from the vm, but mount the disk with the cloned vm in another os?

Or you were able to boot from the cloned vm on a physical disk and you have other disks you cannot mount?

That image means nothing to me, I cannot know what are all the disks, I can only sees that most of them are empty.

 

Explain in details your setup, what you want to do, what you did, etc.

 

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9 minutes ago, Tomlox said:

i cloned my vm machine into an ssd (not in the array).
i booed the ssd into the same machine without using unraid.

all the hard drives listed in the pictures named disk 0-1-2-3-5 used to be on the array of unraid but are not accesible not without formatting them

 

Ok, now it's clear, the cloned vm is windows?If this is the case, I think windows is not able to mount them, at least without third party apps (ex: paragon, and I think they will be read only)..how are they formatted?xfs?

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Just now, ghost82 said:

Ok, now it's clear, the cloned vm is windows?If this is the case, I think windows is not able to mount them, at least without third party apps (ex: paragon, and I think they will be read only)..how are they formatted?xfs?

image.png.43ac9f9e6e559b6b0315e91f9b05e2aa.png

dosent say much i did the default in unraid nothing special

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Have a read at this:

https://www.megaleecher.net/linux_disks_on_windows

 

You should find a solution to mount linux formatted drives in your windows.

I would go for fsproxy; it installs on windows a basic qemu process with linux that shares via samba the linux formatted drives.

Though old and discontinued it may work well:

https://nadrin.github.io/fsproxy/wikka5bf1.html?wakka=HomePage

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58 minutes ago, ghost82 said:

Have a read at this:

https://www.megaleecher.net/linux_disks_on_windows

 

You should find a solution to mount linux formatted drives in your windows.

I would go for fsproxy; it installs on windows a basic qemu process with linux that shares via samba the linux formatted drives.

i managed to see my big HDD my SSD was unreadable but i verified that all is backed thanks for the help

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