Migrating a 2012 Sever to a virtual machine (HyperV)

I am being tasked with moving our production web server to a "Cloud" virtual machine.   Is there a way of taking a backup of this machine and using this to load the image to the virtual?
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MASEE Solution Guide - Technical Dept HeadCommented:
If Azure you copy the VHDx to a Hard disk and ship to Azure. They will upload it in your Azure account.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
This depends on what the "cloud" system is.  You seem to think it's Hyper-V - do you control this cloud or is it something like Azure and you're assuming it's Hyper-V?  If it DEFINITELY is Hyper-V, one thing you could do is use the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter tool to convert to a VM. You'd probably have to setup a Local Hyper-V server first and them convert it to that, but once there, you can simply EXPORT it and then whatever Hyper-V service you're going to use can import.

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MAGLOCLENAuthor Commented:
Thanks . . . used virtual machine converter . .  very easy to use.
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