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How to clone Win 2008 r2 virtual DC in Hyper-v to another Hyper-v host

I have Windows 2008 r2 DC with  most of the fsmo roles on HYper-v host. Server needs to be retired and I need to clone this DC to another Windows 2008 r2 host and hyper-v
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
DON'T clone it. Export the VM from the source host and import it on the destination.
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swolff1Author Commented:
unfortunetely I couldn't export it, received an error message related to "access denied 0x80070005  My host is not a part of domain, it is by itself in "workgroup". I came across article that recommends to add a host pc to a target share with full rights and the same thing in Security tab on the target share, couldn't find the name of the host machine in a workgroup on the domain share. I also don't have enough storage on the local host to do a local export and then maybe copy it to a network.
Your thoughts.. Thanks.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Agreed, don't clone it. Export.

Attach an external drive and export to that.  Or export to the local disk and then manually copy.

(The permissions issue going between hosts gives me a headache so I tend to just do that).

Of course, you could also just shut the VM down, move it to the other host and import it in place.
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swolff1Author Commented:
Thank You. Exported Locally, Copied File To Another Host, Imported Locally. Worked Fine.
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