troubleshooting Question

Move redirected user data from pass-through disk to a virtual disk.

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Chris HobgoodFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have put myself in a predicament.  I have a VM running active directory. I have the users docs redirected.  The problem is that I ignorantly created the storage disk containing the redirected folder as a pass-through disk.  I did not realize that Windows Server can't create checkpoints and snapshots of VMs containing pass-through disks.  This trickles down to my Unitrends Backup solution as well (No snapshots no VM backups). I need to correct this so all is right with the world. My question is I have never backed-up users redirected folders and moved them from a pass-through disk to a Virtual Disk.  Should push the docs back to the users local profiles first.  Then change the disk to a VD and then redirect the to it. or can I just copy the data over correct the disk and dump the user data back on the new VD.
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer

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