Exchange, Domain controller and Symantec System Recovery 2011
Posted on 2011-10-28
Good afternoon Experts,
Here's the scenario. I have a 2003 Standard Server box running 2003 Exchange, DNS, DHCP and Print Server. I'm taking snapshots including VSS with Symantec System Restore. The Backup appears to be fine, but when I do a virtual conversion and attempt to load it onto a Hyper-V it takes forever to even get to a login, then it never fully loads and starts.
Is this a result of all the roles the box is trying to provide or is there a software issue that will not allow this to work?
I know that exchange can be run virtual, and I have heard of it being snapshotted and Virtualized.
Any Thoughts or ideas?
Symantec says that it is because of all the roles and if I were to just VM the Exchange it would be fine.