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

Disk2VHD convert a SQL Server

Posted on 2014-12-23
7
706 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-09
Hi,

I'm trying to convert a Server 2003 with SQL 2005 installed. It doesn't work like the other servers i converted allready. The partition with the SQL logs shows up as corrupted.

How can i convert a SQL Server to Hyper-V succesfully? Do i have to bring the databases down first? And how do i do that?
0
Comment
Question by:SvenIA
7 Comments
 
LVL 80

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 125 total points
ID: 40515844
you should stop all running processes best to boot from a winpe or other boot disk and then do the disk2vhd otherwise you will have problems
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Philip Elder earned 125 total points
ID: 40515913
Make sure SQL services and SQL VSS services are stopped prior to running the D2VHD process.

Because D2VHD uses VSS to create the snapshot it will collide with other VSS aware apps such as SQL databases or Exchange databases for example. And yes, this can cause real problems.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:arjunvyavahare
arjunvyavahare earned 125 total points
ID: 40516204
Hi,

You can use the same converter but i assume that below is your configuration details of source SQL server -

C: drive - Operating System and SQL Application
D: drive - SQL Database and SQL Logs

Then only convert C: drive and mount in Hyper-V for second D: drive create new hard disk in Hyper-v and manually copy and paste the SQL database and SQL logs

Before performing SQL Database and logs copy paste activity, stop all SQL related services on the server.

I hope this will resolve your issue.

Regards,
Arjun
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Mike T
ID: 40516391
Hi,

You need to stop all SQL services as mentioned above. I like Arjun's answer.
Note, disk2vhd does not work in WinPE though. I thought it would be better too, but it (the tool) doesn't work, so you can only run it within the full OS. I have successfully captured a 2008 server with SQL 2008 installed. Not quite the same as your setup, but the process works on SQL.

Mike
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:pgm554
pgm554 earned 125 total points
ID: 40516956
Just as a FYi,the disk alignment on older versions of Windows and SQL has issues.

I would convert the C drive using disk2vhd ,then create a new D partition and then copy (not convert)those files to the new D drive after you have done an alignment.

See:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd758814%28v=sql.100%29.aspx
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Mike T
ID: 40517121
Good to know. Thanks :)
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:SvenIA
ID: 40540137
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

809 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