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Re installed 2008 & hyper-v, now I can't connect to the internet with my virtual servers

Ehe system volume ran out of disk space on my 2008 server with hyper-v. I had 7 virtual servers built on it. I had to reinstall the OS so I could repartition the hard drive. If I try to import the virtuall server I get an error. I I try to rebuild with the VHD file I do not have internet or network connectivity. Also it looks like a lot of files are missing and programs are not installed. There were not any snapshots, I deleted them before shutting down the server and they merged.

Why no connecdtivity and why are the files missing and how do I get them back?
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mikeewaltonCommented:
What is the error you get when you try to import the servers?

Are you ceartin that the snapshots completely merged?  The reason I ask is because with Hyper - V you usually need quite a bit of extra space for the merging, and you state that the drive was out of space, so I fear that the merging didn't actually complete.

  It may have told you that it did, but I have seen situations where it truely doesn't, and you only notice it if you look in the event log, or boot the vm back up, and turn it off again, and see it merging again/

  This is very common if there where multiple snapshots.
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jimmylew52Author Commented:
Can't remember the error message and can't remote back in to check. I will have to go back to the NOC to get the error message. The drive that contains the VMs had plenty of disk space on it. Only the system drive was full. One of the VMs in particular I am sure that there were not any snapshots when it was shut down. It is like a shell of what it should be.
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jimmylew52Author Commented:
avhd files are present. The merge must not have worked.
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mikeewaltonCommented:
Well at least you still have the avhd files, now since you have reinstalled everything, you may have to manually merge the snapshots, have a look at this for the procedure.  Also make sure you make a copy of what you have now before you start the merge.

http://blog.networkfoo.org/?p=384


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Darius GhassemCommented:
Have you added a Network Adapter in the Hyper-V settings?
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jimmylew52Author Commented:
All is well. The phantom NCs went away after I deleted all of the NICs and rescanned. I was able to assign real NICs to the VMs and that got the networking back. Manually merging the files got our files and programs back.

dariusg: Yes, I was adding adapters but I could not tell which ones were real and which were not.

Thanks for the help. I did not think to check and see if the snapshots had merged. I am puzzled by the VMs that did not have snapshots. A snapshot file was still there. No one has access to the server to make snapshots but me and I did not make any. Thanks again.
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