Any way to export or backup a hyper V 1.0 virtual Machine to recreate it without the missing snapshot
Posted on 2013-01-04
I have a server 2008 machine running hyper V virtual machines. I have one virtual machine that is missing an avhd file for the snapshot (deleted by a previous IT person and never fixed) that sits at the top of the snapshot tree, there are a few snapshots below it in the tree. (I don't believe that the snapshot that is missing contained anything important because the server was just sitting idle for about a year and the previous IT person had automated snapshots setup....)
This server is running exchange and is in production with this missing avhd and additional snapshots.(yeah.... I know. ) That being said... since my merge, export, and delete snapshot options don't work due to the missing avhd file is there any way I can export/backup this virtual machine so I can recreate this exact server without the lost avhd and stop using snapshots in a production server?
Please remember this is NOT the r2 version of server 2008 so that nixes anything that uses a newer hyper V or R2 functionality...