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VMWare standalone converter 5.5, sync question

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I am in the middle of converting a machine using standalone converter 5.5.  The thing is, it's going to take over three days to convert.  So, Monday morning, the staff will begin using the server before it's done with its conversion.

So, can I use the sync feature AFTER the conversion is complete?  I did not turn it on when I began the conversion.

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However, if you DID NOT, specify a SYNC job to start, you CANNOT apply a SYNC at the end. So I would cancel now, and start a SYNC job.

Yes I would recommend the Sync option in this scenario. The benefit of the using the sync option, is it does not matter how long the original P2V is taking, we do P2Vs we take 7 days! It does not matter, we have not found it causes any performance related overhead, whilst users use the computer.

When the P2V has been completed, I would recommend, running a sync job at least once a day, to capture changes, so the final sync job is quicker.

We then schedule a "cut-over" point out of core business hours, to then "cut-over" to final VM, which can take 1-2hours, do not forget and factor in post P2V changed that are required and tidy up. It usually takes 30mins to 1 hour for final sync, and 1hr for final post changes. We then have a VM up and running with limited scheduled downtime.

see my EE Article, Step by Step Tutorial Instructions with Screenshots, my article is also aplicable to 5.5.

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1
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