Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Restoring Hyper-V backup

Posted on 2014-01-22
2
229 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I have a machine running on Windows 2012 Hyper-V Server.  I had stopped the VM and exported it. The export created 3 directories, snapshot (empty), virtual hard disks and virtual machines.   There is a issue with its windows system directory and I want to restore it to the last exported copy.

1) How do I restored it back to the original 2012 Hyper-V Server? (I m thinking that I only need the virtual disk.)

2A) Is the 2012 virtual disk compatible with 2008 R2 Server hyper-v?
2B) Is it possible to import the VDD into a new VM running on a different server - Windows 2008 R2 server with Hyper-V instead of Windows 2012 Hyper-V Server?
0
Comment
Question by:masterofall
2 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Steve earned 500 total points
ID: 39802576
You can usually restore it to the original host just by using the virtual disk assuming the following:
a) the host is OK
b) the virtual machine and it's config is fine
c) you haven't been running snapshots

Basically, copy the disk backup over the existing disk that doesn't work and start it up.

If you have created the new VHDX, or chosen to create a new Virtual machine type 2 (version 2) you may not be able to get it running on 2008.
Otherwise it should be largely compatible, with a little tweaking.

You can import the VM into another server generally, but take care that some settings may differ so will need amending before starting the VM up. (eg virtual switches or storage locations may be different.)

Note: take backups before amending or overwriting anything.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:masterofall
ID: 39808777
The restore worked but I had to disconnect and reconnect the restored vdd disk in order to get the correct security permissions.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is my 3rd article on SCCM in recent weeks, the 1st (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/A_4466-A-beginners-guide-to-installing-SCCM2007-on-Windows-2008-R2-Server.html) dealing with installat…
Remote Apps is a feature in server 2008 which allows users to run applications off Remote Desktop Servers without having to log into them to run the applications.  The user can either have a desktop shortcut installed or go through the web portal to…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question