DigitalOcean to KVM Migration

This is for CentOS 7 Only

1. BMR (Bare Metal Restore) Steps:-

  • Create KVM machine with the same config as DO has and perform BMR, after BMR, Reboot the server.

2. Post-BMR steps:-

After booting the machine if you see Grub issue then fix it by following the below guide.

         a.How to Fix the Grub Issue OR watch video

  • – Mount CentOS 7 ISO and Boot the machine
  • – At the boot screen, Select the Troubleshooting > Rescue a CentOS Linux system > choose Continue (1)
  • – Run these commands :-
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
    grub2-install /dev/vda # may be sda OR xvda
  • – Remove ISO, Reboot server.

3. Change the IP Address:-

  • Take Console and edit file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0


  • ifdown eth0 ; ifup eth0 OR systemctl restart network
  • Try SSH and ping.
  • Now change IP at inside /etc/ recursively.


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