I just hate when someone doesn’t post what they ended up doing… Oh wait ! That was me !
Anyway, I went the route easiest to flow… I can be lazy like that.
I has an issue with the drive. For whatever reason it mounted, expanded, did what it should. However something was goofed in the expansion so it was of no use. Partclone didn’t see any images when it came time to deploy ( Not at all a fog issue )
I had a backup clone of Fog with the same 1.8Tb of data. One of the many reasons I LOVE ESXI.
Changed the IP address, fired it up ( Both VM’s at once ) My images are on a separate disk ( separate vmdk, basically like using 2 hard drives )
So I just dropped the bad disk on the new build in vSphere, created a new disk of the size I needed this time. Created the partition with the correct tools for GPT. Formatted it ext4, and then was time for some Linux magic :)
Now with the clone and new build running, I just ran rsync keeping the permissions on everything. Went home because even on a DAS to DAS , 1.8Tb is a lot of freaking images :)
Woke up and all is well. Updated to Trunk 4443. Now it was time to test.
What I was shocked at was the speed… I would have done this a long time ago if I knew how freakishly fast this was going to be !
Client : HP Elite 8200 Desktop CMT, i7, 8Gb, 120 SSD. I build my master images on SSD’s
I start @ 16GB/min and settle down at about 14.5GB/min download. ( Single Disk Resizable / Compression @ 6 )
I upload starting @ 5GB/min and soon hold about 6.5GB/min
On ESXi I’m a happy camper, I thought the numbers were wrong at first.
Again big thanks to the Fog project and all that help !