moving Hyper V storage
Posted on 2014-03-23
I have a SBS 2003 virtual machine running on Server 2012 HyperV. It was migrated from P to V via .vhd files transferred by external HDD.
Currently the server is running, and in production as the DC, but the .vhd files are still on the external storage.
There is one vhd file for each partition, one 25gb file and one 210gb file. The 250gb of data takes about 5 hours to transfer over USB.
What are the options for moving the data to the host server, which it is currently attached to?
If I select 'move' command, and choose 'move only virtual machine storage', I can select the two vhd files and also specify the destination. Can I perform the migration while this VM is still running? If I shut down the VM for the storage migration, it is the DC. Am I going to have any issues interfacing with HyperV manager or accessing any of the domain resources, including the host server, while the DC is powered off?
How would you migrate the data?