I have an existing (physical) linux server that I’d like to migrate (virtualize) into a droplet. Since the server contains lots of services (mail, webmail, etc) I’d like to make this migration process as easy/fast as possible. Or in other words: I don’t want to migrate service-by-service.
When moving from one physical server to another, I used to do it this way:
Can something similar be done with Droplets, too? I’m guessing that just extracting the rootfs archive on a working Droplet spells disaster, right?
Bottom line: what is the suggested/preferred way to do this?
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