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Oracle VM Implementation and Administration Guide by Edward Whalen

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Image Conversion Best Practices

Regardless of the type of system you are converting from, following a few guidelines and best practices will help make the conversion more efficient and, in some cases, will help to save space. Remember, when converting an image, your system will have a copy of both the original image and the new image; therefore, you need twice the size of the virtual machine for the conversion. If you have a 100GB VMDK, you will need an additional 100GB of space for the conversion. Only after the image is converted and tested should the VMDK be deleted. Here are a few tips for converting an external image to an Oracle VM image:

  Remove all unnecessary programs before the conversions. There is no use in converting programs that ...

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