Solaris/Linux/Windows p2v tools

I think this is the current status. Corrections and comments are welcome.

OS  Tool space required
Boot device reconfiguration
Network device reconfiguration
Windows VMware Converter
not much more than actual space used
automatic
automatic
Linux\* ext2/ext3 aware image backup tool
may require extra temporary space while restoring
boot with GRUB failsafe archive and reconfigure
manual
Solaris\* block by block HDD image backup tool
requires extra temporary space while restoring
GRUB. Doesn't require install media.
manual
 others\* (DOS,NetWare,etc)
file system aware or block by block image backup tool
depends on file system used
probably requires install media, additional driver disk.
may need to install driver






 

 

 

 

 

 

\*) I omitted VMware Converter's Cold cloning (using a BootCD). It's $$ option and I haven't seen it. According to this FAQ,  the BootCD is Windows 2003 based WinPE (or BartPE?) and sounds quite flexible. How can it read Linux disk, then? I guess it has  ext2/ext3 driver installed and also capable of block-by-block backup.

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