How to create a qcow2 image of my centos6

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blaw25
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How to create a qcow2 image of my centos6

Post by blaw25 » 2020/02/21 16:19:20

Hi

I am looking to virtualize one of my servers running Centos6.
Can someone show me how to create a qcow2 image of my existing centos6?

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Re: How to create a qcow2 image of my centos6

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/21 17:48:12

Well you'd probably want a utility called p2v but yum provides '*/p2v' doesn't find it so I don't think we ship it.

In any case, if you're going to all that trouble, you would be better off installing a CentOS 7 or 8 system and migrating to it. CentOS 6 has about 9 months of life left before it goes EOL and there will be no more updates. You need to migrate to something else this year.
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
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