26. dubna 2012 22:45
Everything I have read says to move a client VM from one host server to another, one must export/import.
I have found that if I stop a machine and copy the client’s folder from one host to another, then on the new host I add a new virtual machine and in the “Connect Virtual Hard Disk” section of the wizard, I aim it to the .vhd of the client folder I just copied over, the new machine seems to work perfectly.
Is there a reason this type of client machine migration should not be done?Thanks
26. dubna 2012 23:41
Nothing critical, but exporting your VM will put all need it files on one folder that you specify.
If you have your VM files in several locations, manually doing that will take time.
27. dubna 2012 0:35ModerátorHi,
Yes, on Windows Server 2008 R2, if you want to move a virtual machine from one host to another, you need to export it then import. You can also copy the VHD file of the virtual machine to another host, create a new virtual machine and then attach the VHD file. However, if there are snapshots with the virtual machine, you will not be able to use them if you don’t perform a export/import. You have to reconfigure the settings manually.
27. dubna 2012 14:48
Excellent - good to know that as long as I do n't have a client VM w/snapshots I can just copy.