how best to migrate a remote debian server on a physical machine in a local network or on a virtual machine on vmware?
with dd not ideal because you want to exclude some folders, and configuration of machines will be different
with SystemImager is a little did not understand, and had the impression that he is not a one-time transfer, and more for online synchronization
— consider the option of creating an archive file system tgz or transfer directly via rsync but need instruction what to carry, what about setting the same uid/guid, fstab and other things?
the ideal solution would be the ability to create a system image as it is able acronis, and then download it and deploy using universal restore on any machine or konvertnut in the VM, but have not found anything similar, and calumny ISO remote upload not possible...
who has some experience and thoughts?