Hi, I'll try to explain best i can to give an idea on the situation and please excuse my lack of knowledge on this.
The setup is 1x Host machine running Server 2012R2 running Hyper V services. There is one VM machine created Server 2012R2 and this is the domain controller. No replication is enabled.
The trouble started yesterday when i tried to free up disk space on the Host server as the VM MMC would pause the machine due to low disk space. I made the massive mistake of moving a AVHDX file to another location and then deleting the file from the host server within VM MMC. When i tried to start the machine back up it gave a number of error messages: 'Snapshot failed while attempting to change the state and there was an error opening a virtual hard disk further up the chain. i moved the AVHDX file back to the exact location C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual hard disks\ but still it wouldn't load and gave the same error. I tried restarting Host server a couple of times to no avail.
I then made another mistake of clicking on the latest restore point which took me right back to July (no good) so i tried other various things from forums and this made things even worse. I couldn't see any VM machine in the list, its gone and there was no VM to startup, as if its a fresh install of Hyper V.
I have a full Baremetal backup taken last week from Windows server backup, but when i ran this from the host it failed, error
The application writer is not running. Make sure the application writer is running, and then retry the recovery operation.
I've also tried to just restore Hyper V from windows backup but this threw up error messages also.
Now when i try to run a backup the options to restore a full recovery or Hyper V are ghosted out ~(No option to do so).
So as you can see things have gone from bad to worse with a simple mistake of moving one file!!!!!!!
My main question is can i get this VM back up and running by manually doing so with the full metal backup data?
Please please please help or advise.