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Export to VHD

The Export to VHD tool allows you to deploy Hyper-V compatible targets to directly perform failover or recovery to a virtual host.

Generating the .vhd Files
  1. On the Web Application, click the Recover button.

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  2. On the Recover Something screen, click the Make it Virtual option.

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  3. On the Virtualize a Device screen, select the Export to VHD option.

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  4. On the Export to VHD screen, select the desired device and click the Next button.

    A device with a Running VM Status indicates that a VM is currently running for that device. You can still continue with the recovery process, but you will be prompted to stop the VM to continue.

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  5. On the Recover From screen, select the desired recovery point and click the Recover button.

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  6. A UNC mount point will generate. Copy the UNC mount path and set the UNC mount expiration timer.

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  7. Paste the UNC mount path into a File Explorer window. The .vhd file will display.

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Creating a VM using Export to VHD

The Export to VHD tool allows you to deploy Hyper-V compatible targets to directly perform failover or recovery to a virtual host. When you complete the export process, you can use the exported file to create a Virtual Machine.

To create a Virtual Machine using an exported .VHD file in Hyper-V Manager:

  1. In Hyper-V Manager, click the New action option and select Virtual Machine.

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  2. In the New Virtual Machine Wizard, step through each step to configure the Virtual Machine according to your preferences, including:

    1. The name of the Virtual Machine,

    2. The generation of the Virtual Machine,

    3. The amount of memory required, and

    4. The network adapter.

    Click the Next button to continue through each step.

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  3. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk screen, select the Use an existing virtual hard disk option and browse to locate the exported VHD. Click the Next button to continue.

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  4. Review the VM configuration. When ready, click the Finish button.

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    If there are no more hard disks, the VM can now be powered on. If more hard disks need to be added, you can edit settings in Hyper-V Manager.