WIndows 2008 backup recovery on Hyper-v (R1)

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
An Win 2008 R2 full server backup (VHD), which we intend to restore on a Hyper-V on Win 2008 std (NOT R2).
When inserting the ISO of 2008 R2, we're unable to locate the backup location on the pass-through disk (although it's offline in the disk management of the host).

Any ideas?
It's urgent. Thx
Question by:IT_Group1
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    How big is the image? If its over 2Tb you may struggle due to Windows MBR partitioning scheme..
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    How did you attach the pass-through disk, on IDE or SCSI? SCISI is not supported at the boot so the pass-through disk must be on IDE controller. There could be, however, a problem if the pass-through disk is bigger that 2TB.

    Another idea is to try to boot from the VHD file created during the backup. You will probably have some BSOD in the beginning but you could fix them in safe mode. The full backup is a normal VHD file that could be opened in Hyper-V.

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