How to migrate a physical Windows 2008 R2 sever to Hyper-V in Windows 2012 R2

Posted on 2014-07-14
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Could anyone send me instruction for migrating a physical Windows 2008 R2 sever to Hyper-V in Windows 2012 R2?

We don't have a Windows System Center server in our environment. Thanks
Question by:tonitoni99
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    by:Marko Pecolar

    You should first make a complete backup of the physical server (Symantec System Recovery 2013) and then convert it to vhdx and mount it on the 2012 R2 Hyper-V console.

    You can download System Recovery from the following link:
    It's free for 60 day's...

    Follow these instructions to make a vhd file out of the physical partition.

    Accepted Solution

    I tried Symantec System Recovery 2013, but I couldn't do the converting due to error. Instead, I used Disk2VHD to capture the VHDX successfully.

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    the advise from other experts is not right.

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