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Import VMs with differencing VHD into Hyper-V 2012

I've recently installed Windows Server 2012 to my test server to run Hyper-V test environment. I have bunch of old VMs which were created in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V which I didn't export in ...
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WIM2VHD failing with “Cannot derive Volume GUID from mount point.”

I'm trying to use WIM2VHD according to the instructions on Scott Hanselman's blog post to create a Sysprepped VHD image to boot from. I've installed the WAIK, and I have my Windows 7 sources mounted ...
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VHD does not automatically reattach on restart

I have some virtual hard disks mounted on my company's web server, but any time I have to reboot it to install Windows Updates, I have to manually reattach the VHDs. I'm guessing there's no built-in ...
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Most VMS refuse to start

Setup: Virtual Host, running server 2012, hosting around 10 production VMs Problem: Last night, 2 VMs stopped with no warning, event log notification, or any information. The rest of the VMs on this ...
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What is the most reliable and effective way to compact a Hyper-V or Boot to VHD Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) file

I've seen (and tried) many ways to skin this cat, but none are quite as effective as I thought and require a number of manual steps. Here is my scenario: 1) I have installed an OS on a Dynamic ...
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I have a Linux VHD with multiple partitions on it. How do I mount them ALL and migrate to Hyper-V?

I have a Linux-VHD that I pulled from from Azure. The VHD has partitions for os, sdc1, sdd1 and sde1 (4 Part). The files I want to recover are on one main partition for Hyper-V. How do I mount and ...
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Azure VM crashed and I recovered the VHD however cloud-init prevents me from booting it locally

One of our VM's suddenly was stuck at 100% CPU load and was unable to be reached from SSH. Rebooting did not help, nor did creating a new VM from the existing VHD. I downloaded the VHD. However, I'm ...
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Create VHD file from a folder?

My scenario : I have 100 Gb of data that contain a lot of folders and files , so is there a way to create a VHD file from this folders and files ? Any help is thankful .
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Backup Hyper-V To Google Drive?

I was thinking about backing up a Hyper-V host to the cloud and a potentially crazy idea came to mind. With Google Drive, you can get 1TB of storage for 2 bucks a month. This would be more than ...
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VHD to physical drive with no host os

I have installed windows server 2012 r2 with exchange 2010 on it on virtual machine (Hyper-V) I need to move VHD to physical drive. I know that windows can boot VHD images, but i need to move OS ...
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Resizing VHDX Fixed Disk

I recently converted a Dynamic VHD disk that was 95GB in size(only uses 60GB inside the guest) and now as a fixed disk it is 170GB in size. How can I resize the newly created fixed disk to under ...
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How can I convert my virtual CentOS server harddrives from physical targets to VHD?

I have a virtual machine running CentOS 5 on a Windows server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role installed. The virtual machine has two harddrives installed that points to physical disks on an iSCSI target ...
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Restoring Hyper-V VM without a Windows Server Backup

I have a Hyper-V host that has a bad VM that I am trying to restore from a backup copy on the SAN. I've copied over everything, created a new VM and attached the backup .vhd file but now Windows is ...
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Missing files in Windows 2008+VHD+SSD

I have running Windows 2008 Server machine on my SSD disc from VHD file. Today while I was working with Windows the 30% of files disappeared. There are only folders left and no files. I can't find ...
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Cannot turn off disk write caching on Azure VM with no host cache

I've created Azure VM and attached a data vhd disk with "None" host cache. Next, if I run disk management on Windows and open drive properties, there is Policies tab which shows a checkbox indicating ...
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Trim Azure VHD size in Windows 2008

I have an azure virtual machine and due to a broken backup script, it has previously used the entire 127GB of space. My virtual machine is now only using 20GB however I'm still being charged for the ...
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Can I convert a physical non-bootable sata volume to a VHD image for mounting in a VM as 2nd volume?

I'm converting physical machines in the office to virtual machines using Disk2vhd, and it doesn't list the second physical hard drive that is in one of the physical machines. Does that mean I cannot ...
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Recovering a VHD after resizing it using VBoxManage

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.18 and had a virtual machine running Windows 8 RC with a single VHD, which was initially sized at 25GB (too small!). After installing the OS and some applications I ran out ...
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Can't see other VHDs after detaching another. Azure Ubuntu VM

We have encountered high Disk IO on our Ubuntu 14.04 VM's running mongoDB. On Windows Azure. To solve this issue we have changed the VM size from A2 to A3 (to add the additional data discs) and ...
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Windows 2012R2 as RDSH and rollback to clean state

I am in the process of installing a new Windows 2012R2 server in Remote Desktop Session Host mode that will work as a "terminal server" inside a classroom. The idea then is that after the server is ...
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Configure Windows 2012 VHD to boot in Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I use this server routinely to create Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 VHDs to boot within Hyper-V and natively. I have created a VHD, used imagex to ...
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Import Xen Server VHD

I am trialing using a distributed file system as the backend storage for my Xen Servers. I have set up the DFS (distributed file system) (using CentOS and GlusterFS) and everything is working ...
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Convert a dynamic VHD to fixed with shortest downtime and only copying used data

We have determined that dynamic (expandable) VHDs in our Hyper-V environment are causing performance slowdowns and would like to start converting the vhds attached to about 600 VMs (about 150 win2k3, ...
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All BCD edits lost after reboot

I'm trying to create a system that will use native boot VHDs, as described on Technet. I followed that entire whitepaper throughout, making modifications for my system (I have three VHDs to boot ...
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Shrinking and extending disks on Server while running?

So I have a server with Hyper-V and a Drive C: (OS) and D. Drive D stores all of the VHDs that I run. Drive C shows up as Disk 0, and D as Disk 1 under Disk Management respectively. Now Drive D gets ...
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Finding out what part of the virtual disk does a section of a VHD file correspond to

There's been a little disk corruption and I've identified that a 4K chunk of the VHD file is missing, and I know its offset in the file. I'd like figure out what location in the underlying virtual ...
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qemu-img VHD to raw image convert results in bad geometry:

Is anyone else able to reproduce this? Using StarWind V2V Image Converter on Windows, I'm able to get a valid disk.img file, so the source image.vhd is clean (pulled down from rackspace). Is this a ...
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Move vhd from Win7 to Win8

I have been natively booting a Win7 .vhd on a Win7 machine for some years. I have copied the .vhd to a Win8.1 machine and it will not natively boot. %windir%\system32\logfiles\srt\SrtTail says ...
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Create a VHD file from a Linux disk

I have a disk containing CentOS 5.8 that was removed from a dead box. I would like to make a VHD file from this disk so I can run a virtual machine (instead of a new physical machine). The Virtual ...
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TFS Running on VHD - How to split across multiple drives

I have a TFS instance which is running on a Hyper-V VHD. The VHD is now getting to the stage where it's reaching the size of the physical hard drive in the server. I will therefore buy another hard ...
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Error while booting VMDK in VMWare Player; UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

Hi all and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this. My employer has provided me with three VMDK files, each representing a different hard drive of a VM. My aim is to get these converted to ...
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Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
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Server 2012 does not see my vhd in disk managment

After creating a vhd in a VM in server 2012 and initialising it, it is visible in disk manager along with the main hard disk. when I restart the VM however the new vhd is not in the disk managment ...