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Old 25th December 2008, 21:18
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Ok, this will prob make for a very daft question, but I'll fire away.

I have a dedicated webserver with OVH. Since they're miserable, they won't let me install from stratch, so I have to put-up with their extra bloat, aka "tweaks".

Now, I have a VM (VMware Workstation) of the server the way I want it, and I was wondering if there is a way to clone my VM to the ovh server and overwrite their image. Do remember, all I have is SSH acccess, I have no physical access.

So, the question stands, can I get my VM onto the server, and running as the default OS, overwriting the existing OS?

Thanks for the help....
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Does your server have a rescue system that you can boot into?
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Old 26th December 2008, 14:58
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Yeah, they do, but I have no idea what distro it's based, and the few times I used it, it seemed very, very limited. You think I could boot into that, then maybe scp the files from my VM to the server HDD, edit the hostname, network config, etc, and then install grup to the server's hdd?
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Old 27th December 2008, 12:59
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Yes, that should work. You can try this with netcat: http://www.howtoforge.com/useful-uses-of-netcat
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Old 27th December 2008, 17:33
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Ok, thanks. I'm gonna continue tinkering at the VM for now, and I'll clone it closer to the system's renewal time (February)
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