Restoring from backup into Hyper V
Posted on 2011-10-03
We had an issue today with the primary partition VHD of our SBS 2011 server that was running within hyper v. Basically the partition has been deleted, and the only copies i have is one from about 5 months ago, and the sbs backup from a week or so ago.
All the critical data including exchange data was stored on the d:\ partiition VHD and is completely intact. I've tried restoring the VHD i had from 5 months ago and it boots/runs fine - but there's a few AD issues and also having problems with Exchange.
I've tried restoring from backups which are stored on a NAS but having problems getting the VM to see the NAS on the network to allow me to do a restore. Being a VM it won't see a USB device either to allow me to restore from that. Is there any simple way that i'm missing here?
I've drilled into the backup files and i've found four VHD files - 2 are obviously for the c:\ partion and 2 for the d:\ partion judging by file size.
Is there any way to maybe mount these directly into Hyper V?