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Hyper-V P2v SQL conversion

I am looking to convert some Physical boxes to Hyper-V vhd's.  One free tool reccomended is "Disk2vhd."   Both servers are running Server 2003 as the OS but one also has SQL2000 and the other an old "SQL Anywhere" Data bases.  Will these be able to be converted?  Also,
are there other products out there that free or inexpensive as I am on a tight budget?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
It should be able. The only problem you could have is with the drivers of SCSI controller, if there is any on the physical machines.
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smantzDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
There are, is there a way to inject a driver?
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
There is another very popular free tool, VMware converter http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/ that can perform P2V convesion in different formats, including VHD.

Otherwise, there are paid tools as SCVMM or SBESR that could deal with the SCSI drivers.

However, I suggest you to try the free tools first (since your budget is tight). In the worst case you will have a BSOD when the server boots from a VHD file. In such case you can try reparing the installation by using Windows Server 2003 CD.
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smantzDirector of TechnologyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.  It looks like at least one machine uses ATA controllers.
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