Exporting and importing doesn't work but copying the very files does. Have I broken something?
On a Windows 2012 Hyper-V I tried
copying a VM through
"Export" and then "Import"
"Export" and "New machine" & "Add existing HD".
The VM didn't boot properly but always complained and I was presented with B/W text somewhere after the BIOS. Alas the HD was recognised but not what was on it. Exporting as the docs and intertoobs say don't work it seems.
So I just copy-pasted the very files from the source machine, updated the config.xml (had to keep the name of the VHD though) and started the VM. Worked properly.
Now I have to update the machine name and the SID but disregarding that - Are there any drawbacks with what I did? (especially breaking stuff)
The source VM had snapshots and I have been warned that it messes up machine cloning.