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i have a 2003 vm and is having problem with that.
want to install new windows2008 and move all the data to new server.
how will i get all data from old windows2003 to windows2008?
i have a shared storage.
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by:IanTh
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you can update it by booting the 2008 server cd on the 2003 server vm that will offer you an upgrade if your at all concerned do a backup of the 2003 server first
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by:Radhakrishnan Rajayyan
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Hi,

I believe that you can create a new VM (2008) and assign the same data store, so that it will get all the data back.
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where is the old Windows 2003 data?

on a virtual machine disk? (vmdk) or SAN LUN?
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by:pdsmicro
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i do not want to upgrade the w2k since it get BSOD.
i want to install new windows2008 and keep the same netbios name as on windows2003 becuase of the users map.
windows 2003 has hd1,2,3 on shared SAN(equallogic) , that is, vmdk files are on SAN. i can move these files to windows2008 location adn can add as HDD to new server.
Will this work?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Yes, if you detach the vmdks from the old server and attach to the new it will work, re-create the shares, the security will remain.
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you should have stated bsod in your question my first comment wouldn't heve been so if you had I hope you understand
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by:pdsmicro
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thank you.
Created a VM and atatched .
shut the old VM
de-atatched HDD (luns)
then
attahed this to new server.
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