Stop sbs 2008 migration - can I back out of migration?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by ABCPoly-JRS, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. ABCPoly-JRS

    ABCPoly-JRS Guest

    I started migrating sbs 2003 to sbs 2008. I have installed sbs 2008 on
    another server using the answer file and started the Migration wizard on the
    SBS 2008 after OS load. I have done the first three steps in the Migration

    Can I stop the migration? Can I forcefully take control back and remove the
    new sbs 2008 svr from my domain without any reprecussions?

    I want to start over. Call it poor planning or ignorance, but I made a bad
    call. I have this nice beefy server and should have virtualized SBS 2008. I
    didnt and now am asking for assistance to undo it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    ABCPoly-JRS, Apr 27, 2010
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  2. What steps have you performed? Depending on what has been done, the easiest
    answer could be to restore from backup.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Apr 27, 2010
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  3. I see three options:

    1) You can restore a backup. This, of course, loses any pertinent work
    you've done, but can be the most painless solution.

    2) You can finish the migration and then look at doing a physical to virtual
    (P2V) conversion. There are products oand procedures on the market to do
    this and would mean you wouldn't lose any work and progress you've made with
    the migration thus far. Considering it sounds like your only regret is not
    virtualizing, that'd be my suggestion.

    3) Finish the migration then do another swing migration to a virtual
    machine. This is essentially the same as #2, but eliminates the P2V
    conversion for a fresh install. This would allow you to correct any other
    configuration decisions you want to change and you get the first install
    done as a good "practice round" so you have a better idea what to expect.
    Also a very good option.

    Hope that helps,

    Cliff Galiher - MVP, Apr 27, 2010
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