10 Agustus 2012 7:49I am running Hyper V on a W2008 R2 machine with an Ubuntu 12.0.4 server as a virtual server. I have created a backup .vhd file using HVBackup onto a removable drive using the command prompt line HVBackup -l [name of virutal machine] -o E:\ and am trying to get it to run on a second W2008 R2 machine with Hyper V but when I start the Virtual Machine, Hyper V starts OK and then I get:
boot failure. reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device
The purpose of the second machine is as a security backup with the intention of creating a security backup at least once a week.
I am very new to virtual machines and Hyper V so any advice would be greatly appreciate.
10 Agustus 2012 8:03
Linux has no VSS so there's no guarantee agentless backup will produce consistent images.
10 Agustus 2012 8:20
Like nismo wrote, Linux operating systems can't be backed up while they're running. You need to either shut down the VM or put it in a saved state before you can make a functional copy of the vhd.
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10 Agustus 2012 9:19
Thanks for the two quick replies. I had made a valid .vhd copy by shutting the system down. Really wanted to avoid being offline but seems that might be the only way.