I need to move a Virtual Server (SBS 2011) to the Physical Server it is running on, (orginal needs of mutiple servers is no longer there).
I am running Hyper-V which therefore means I have *.vhd files to restore from.
I was under the impression, that I could use the VHD files to restore from.
I booted from the download Recovery CD, pointed to VHD drive and then things went downhill.
For starters; when it displayed the information on the VHD, some of the information it displayed was (sorry did not write all of them down);
Name - Unknown
Size - 0
- I know the files are good, I have been able to mount them in both Win7 & 8 and view all the files.
Next When selecting the destination drive, they are always grayed out.
I am trying to restore to drives on a HP Proliant DL380 G7 off a P410i RAID Controller.
I loaded the x32 drivers for this RAID controller and still they show as Grey, although I can see any partitions, created on the disks.
I tried wiping the disk so there was nothing on them, started the windows install to create a volume, both the same size and larger than the partition I was trying to restore, but always the destination was greyed out.
If I did click Next I would get EC95006 - Destination Not Vaild and EC950019 - Current Recovery Data is Invalid.
Can I restore a VHD to Physical?
Why would the VHD's show a size of 0, etc, as though they can not be read.
Why are the destination drives not useable, although the correct drivers are installed/loaded? and the drives are viewable in the console.
If it is not possiable to take a VHD drive and restore to Physical, then do I have to install the System Recovery software within the VM and backup from there to bebable to restore to the Physical. However this still leaves the issue with not being able to select the drives.
Any help would be appreciated - there has to be an easy way to do a V2P