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So here is the situation.

Server 2008 R2 Hyper V Host with three server 2008 std vm machines. A DC, an Exchange Server and a Pastel Server.

The Hyper V Host Server has a C Drive on which the Hypr V Host is installed, an E Drive on which the DC vm is installed, an F Drive on which the Exchange vm is installed and the Pastel server is on G:

The guys looking after the server were demoting the secondary dc and after doing a lot of things they lost the vm out of the Hyper V Manager.

So in the Hyper V Manager I can only see the Exchange vm and the Pastel vm.

If I browse the E Drive I can see the DC's vhd file but the Virtual machines folder is empty.

They do have a backup of the entire e: Drive from last night.

Can I restore the entire E drive from last nights backup, Import the vm in the hyper v manager and start it up or is there another way to go about it?
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Question by:DeonLubbe
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by:uescomp
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Thats really odd that it would disappear like that.  Should be able to do a simple restore then import it back into the manager.

If the vhd is intact you could just create a new vm and use an existing virtual hard disk and fire it up.  If it is still there.

Sounds like the VM was deleted and the hard disk was not deleted.
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by:DeonLubbe
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I agree.

They have got backup exec installed.

Making a backup of the current stuff on the E: drive in case and then I am going to do this...

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH139692
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Hope it all works out.  Like I said if the VHD is ok, you create a new VM and attach the VHD on creation.  This will recreate the VM config files that you were probably looking for in the empty folder.

Hope it all works out
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by:DeonLubbe
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Thanks for the moral support.

I restored the DC VM from backup and all was ok.
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