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Is it possible to move a 32bit Virtual Machines to a 64-bit environment?

By ozric_vita ·
I have a server running Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit with VMware server 2.0 32bit. Due to memory limitations I would like to move my three (32bit) VM's to a Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit server running VMware server 2.0 64-bit.

Basically what I need to do is backup the three VM's and install Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit in the server, and restore the VM's. Is this possible? I've been searching online but I haven't found a solid answer.

Thank you.

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yes, it looks like it does work (nb)

by ozric_vita In reply to Is it possible to move a ...
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Great

by LarryD4 In reply to yes, it looks like it doe ...

Thanks for letting us know, I was about to try myself.

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more info found

by ozric_vita In reply to Is it possible to move a ...

you can even move back in forth between hosted products, including fusion for MAC. So if I create a windows host I can export it to my linux machine or to OS X.

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Hi there,

by voldar In reply to Is it possible to move a ...

As you know, the VMs are files, nothing else than that. So, of course you can migrate them from a 32 to a 64 bit VMware application, as long as you use the same version of VMware(server or ESX).. If not, you can always use the VMware converter program, which is for free, as I know, to migrate the VMs between versions of VMware.

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