5.4 Creating Images by Using Raw or Existing Volume Data

PlateSpin Migrate can use existing system images to create a PlateSpin Image.

5.4.1 Importing Existing or Raw Volume Data

  1. Discover the source machine with the raw volume data you want to capture.

  2. Drag and drop the source server onto the target PlateSpin Image Server.

    One of the following happens:

    • The Action dialog box opens. Ensure that the Capture Image option is selected in the Actions area. Click Advanced. Alternately, to use the Wizard, click Start Wizard.

    • If you configured PlateSpin Migrate to bypass the Action window on drag-and-drop, the Create Image dialog box prompts you to specify whether you want to create a new image or use existing volume data. Select Use existing volume data and click OK.

  3. In the Create Image Job window, click Volumes under the Drive Configuration category. A Properties dialog box opens.

  4. Select each volume. In the text box at the bottom of the dialog box, type the full path to the directory containing the raw volume data, or to the existing image file for each volume.

  5. For each image, further properties can be configured by clicking the Advanced button:

    Repackage: Select this option to create a PlateSpin Image from the provided image file.

  6. After selecting suitable images or raw volume data for each volume to be included, confirm the settings for the Job Configuration and Image Configuration sections.

  7. Click Start to begin the image creation process.

5.4.2 Additional Information About Creating PlateSpin Images

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