I'll need a bit advice on how to troubleshoot this to make its workable. I have tried all below testing but all the OS still unbootable as a VM from the Hyper-V, am I missing something?
However once its finished and reovery completed, the systems just hung with black screen. Nothing there!
2. So i tried the second options:
Please help me on this, did i miss any steps? Any documents that can help me on BESR recovering to Hyper-V VMs?
Have a look here:
Thanks Marcus for the Links. I have go through all the links but all links are about backing up Hyper-V guest OS or hyper-v server it self. What im experiencing now is, im backing up a physical server and im restoring to the Hyper-V server as a virtual machine in there.
Am i missing something, like say licensing? Do BESR need special license to do this kind of stuff? Anyone had experience on this?
Physical Server is running: 1 is running Windows 2003 SP2 (lets call this server A) and another 1 is running Windows 2008 Server (lets call this server B)
Hyper-V is running on Windows 2008 Server R2 on PowerEdge R710.
I'm backing up Physical Server from Server A & B using BESR, backups are completed. I'm backup all drives including the VSS. I also create custom SRD iso file for each server which i put in the hyper-V for recovery process. All backup destination is in the file server which can be access as a share directory.
My recovery method:
From Hyper-V I create a VM and boot up from the iso created. Mapped a network drive for the recovery point and start to restore. I alredy check the partition to be active.
As a test, could you try the following to see if it helps:
Backup only the system drive of your Windows 2003 server and restore only that into a Hyper-V virtual machine. Does that boot into windows?
try the following :
Restore with: “Set drive active for booting OS” & Restore MBR
Don't restore the drive signature.
Try to restore not in the BareMetal mode. This is more work after the restore ( if it comes up...), but even
better then a black screen.
Do you have similar setup like me? I'll test it out and post the results once i get it. BTW, I did not miss anything on licensing rite? I use the BESR Server license, on this situation we do not use hyper-v license or whatnot rite?
we are working with XenServer and VMware and have done it with 2003 and 2008 Server/SBS for
several times in P2V projects. As I know hyper-v is for free, and there is no need for an extra license.
Sorry for the late reply, the issue still exist. Previously i got blank but now after i change the hardisk type from IDE Controller to SCSI Controller in Hyper-V setting to boot this Windows 2008 server i got another message now:
Boot failure. Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device.
I have tried several option, i did try to convert to .VHD file one more time using the one time convertion tools from BESR in the server and i transfer it using my external hard disk to make sure the file is good but i still hit the same problem over again.
I have open a case with Symantec 2 weeks ago to investigate on this, its now pass the technical support now it goes up to Advance Team, hope can settle it in this 1-2 week. Will keep you all posted with the outcome.
Ok i got the answer already for this Windows 2008 Server:
*EFI BOOT PARTITION IS NOT SUPPORTED IN BESR 2010 according to Symantec Advance Team. Will post details later on.