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MVMC , what happens to physical source server?

Mikejett asked
Last Modified: 2019-12-11
I had this question after viewing HOW TO: Convert a physical server or virtual server (P2V/V2V) to Microsoft Hyper-V using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.1.

Forgive me, but I could not find a clear answer to this...Will the conversion process leave the physical source server intact and only create the converted files to the destination Hyper-V server?  I need to make sure the physical server will still be up and available with its current configuration while I test the Hyper-V setup in a test environment.
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