Issues Restoring a broken physical Server 2008 R2 machine to a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V
Posted on 2014-04-29
I have a physical hardware failure on an old Server 2008 R2 machine. I have plenty of good Bare Metal backups using DPM 2010 and have selected the latest, restoring it to a network share. I've created a virtual machine (on Server 2012 R2 running Hyper-V) and booted the Server 2008 R2 DVD on it, choosing to restore. I've restored from my backup on the network volume.
All seemed to be going well.
Unfortunately, on starting the VM, I get a blue screen within a few seconds, that vanishes too quickly to read. The VM then goes into a reboot cycle.
What step am I missing to notify the restored VM that it is on different hardware with different drivers?