I have made a backup of my Linux OS in a
bacukp.tgz, the OS is Centos 6.4.
Now I want to create a new VMWare virtual machine from it.
Do I first need to install Centos from CD or ISO, and then overwrite all the files with backup or is there any way I can directly start with the backup?
This is what I used to do the backup:
tar cvpzf /TEMP_BACKUPS/backup.tgz \ --exclude=/proc \ --exclude=/lost+found \ --exclude=/tmp \ --exclude=/TEMP_BACKUPS \ --exclude=/mnt \ --exclude=/sys \ / > /TEMP_BACKUPS/mylog.txt