Rsync to copy a File Generator Server to a virtual machine
i have been trying "Rsync" to copy all the file generator server to a virtual machine.
i use a centos distribution and i'm getting issues to accomplish that.
where i have problems is at copying the "/etc", because there are some critical files. at the time to copy i tried to exclude the following files inside /etc:
fstab, group, services, protocols, grub.conf, /network & /network-scripts folder, passwd, shadow.
so if after using rsync /etc root""ip:/ -a -v --exclude ....
i can't connect to my virtual machine.
before trying to copy a file generator server i copied my test server to a virtual machine using rsync excluding the files from /etc mentioned previously and the VM worked fine, but if i try to do the same with the file generator server i get stuck.
the VM is centos5.2 64bits, my colleagues told me that it doesn't matter if it has different versions, so .... i don't know what else to do.