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Is it possible to move a vserver from one physical server to another

Yes. In fact, a vserver is fairly hardware independent. You can move it from an IDE + uniprocessor server to SCSI + multiprocessor server without any reconfiguration. Just copy /etc/vservers/XX.conf and /vservers/XX to the new physical server and start it there. To move /vservers/XX, you may want to use rsync. For example

rsync -e ssh -avHl /vservers/XX new-server:/vserver/XX

will do. You can use this to have fail-over. If a vserver is kept updated on a regular basis, using either rsync, or even network raid, a vserver may be started on a new machine without any fixes.