Migrate existing server to Hyper-V VM

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by mark@markwarbeck.com, Mar 11, 2009.

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    Hi,

    I've got a machine that's currently running Server 2003R2 x64. I'd like
    to install Server 2008 and Hyper-V and then migrate the existing stand
    alone OS to a VM. Is there a way to do this? Can I use the built-in
    backup application in 2003 to back up to a file and then somehow
    transfer this to a virtual disk after 2008 is installed?

    Thanks,
    Mark
    , Mar 11, 2009
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  2. Hello ,

    You can do a P2V conversion form the physical machine:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764232.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd277881.aspx

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/dd552966.aspx

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I've got a machine that's currently running Server 2003R2 x64. I'd
    > like to install Server 2008 and Hyper-V and then migrate the existing
    > stand alone OS to a VM. Is there a way to do this? Can I use the
    > built-in backup application in 2003 to back up to a file and then
    > somehow transfer this to a virtual disk after 2008 is installed?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Mar
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Mar 11, 2009
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