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Monday, March 21, 2016

Perform P2V or V2V Using Veeam Solution

Long time ago we dig out some list on P2V or V2V tool which help us on migration to Hyper-V.

Our previous article:
P2V Tool :- http://www.ms4u.info/2014/05/list-of-p2v-tool-to-vhd.html
V2V Tool:http://www.ms4u.info/2014/05/list-of-vmdk-to-vhd-conversion-tools.html

Recently we found out that Veeam solution also able to perform the same function but the unique part is able to perform Physical to Virtual Machine Conversion (either Hyper-V or Vmware) and Virtual to Virtual (V2V) Conversion.

To achieve this process, you need:

  • Veeam Endpoint Backup
  • Veeam Backup and Replication


Here is a quick walk through on the solution:

1. Perform backup of entire volume using Veeam Endpoint Backup. Refer to http://www.ms4u.info/2016/03/backup-your-laptop-or-physical-server.html about Veeam Endpoint Backup. ver1.5


2. Transfer your backup to Veeam Backup and Replication Repository.


3. Use Veeam Backup and Replication Console to "export disk contents as virtual disk"
 4. Select your target virtual disk

  • VMDK - Vmware format
  • VHD or VHDX - Hyper-V format



At the end, you will get a virtual disk according to your hypervisor platform.

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