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Any way to export or backup a hyper V 1.0 virtual Machine to recreate it without the missing snapshot

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...
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Is there anything else I need to watch out for or things I need to prepare ahead of time? Basically I am seeing 2 disks one a normal vhd OS disk and another SCSI disk for the mailboxes... Can you take a look at the settings tab picture I have supplied and let me know if  there is anything you would like a closer look at or that I need to worry about? Do both those disk usually have corresponding avhd files?
SettingsExchangeVHD.JPG
yes, if snapshots are in place, both disks would have snapshots associated with them.

To understand Hyper-V Snapshots further consult this article

Hyper-V Snapshots FAQ

But as for P2V (or V2V) you could do both disks.
So I would have to do both disk as 2 separate events? Or can I do this in one swoop?

And when I am recreating the virtual machine do I have to manually recreate all of the settings etc or can I export that somehow as well?
Also when you say exchange services AND other services should be shut down and put into manual.... which services do you mean? Is there a list of services that interfere with the process or database creation?
ALL Exchange and as many others you can stop.
ok I'll try all this out, hopefully over the weekend. Thanks!