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failed to restore VM (saved using Hyper-V 2008) from a library to SCVMM 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I stored VM  with a checkpoint in a library using Hyper-V 2008 running on Windows 2008 R2 server OS. I forgot to enable the different processor compatibility option. Then I reinstalled Windows 2012 R2 on the same host and installed SCVMM 2012.

    When I tried to deploy VM from the library the system responded with error:

                  VMM cannot migrate or clone the virtual machine XXXXXXXX because the version (6.3.9600.17787) of the virtualization software on the destination host (YYYYYYY) does not match the version of the virtualization software on the source host (6.1.7601.17514). To migrate or clone the virtual machine, the virtual machine must be stopped. The virtual machine cannot be in a saved state, and cannot contain any checkpoints that were created when the virtual machine was in a running or saved state.           

    Is there a way to circumvent  this situation and restore VM?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Mark


    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:01 PM

Answers

  • It is all about the VM stored in the Library being in a saved state and not powered off.

    I don't know if simply deleting the memory file that is causing the issue will resolve it. Because I don't know if SCVMM will update the VM properties if a memory state is not detected. (.BIN and .VSV need to be deleted)


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Monday, June 8, 2015 7:17 AM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:25 PM

All replies

  • It is all about the VM stored in the Library being in a saved state and not powered off.

    I don't know if simply deleting the memory file that is causing the issue will resolve it. Because I don't know if SCVMM will update the VM properties if a memory state is not detected. (.BIN and .VSV need to be deleted)


    Brian Ehlert
    http://ITProctology.blogspot.com
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:45 AM
    • Marked as answer by Elton_Ji Monday, June 8, 2015 7:17 AM
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:25 PM
  • Hi Sir,

    >>The virtual machine cannot be in a saved state, and cannot contain any checkpoints that were created when the virtual machine was in a running or saved state.

    If the issue still persists I would suggest you to copy them out and manually merge the snapshots then create a new VM and attach merged vhd then start it up again :

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6257.manually-merge-avhd-to-vhd-in-hyper-v.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Elton Ji


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    • Edited by Elton_Ji Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:48 AM
    Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:45 AM