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[MERGED] Restore VMWare ESX Backup to MS Hyper-V

Post by d.buchner.netcon » Apr 01, 2014 3:07 pm

Hi,

is it possible to restore a Veeam Backup from a VMWare ESX virtual maschine to a Microsoft Hyper-V Host?

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[MERGED] Full Hyper-V environment to vSphere/vCenter environ

Post by migrater3000 » May 12, 2015 2:17 pm

Hi there!

Actually I have a Hyper-V environment with about 20 VMs on the Hyper-V Host. I backup all the VMs with Veeam.
Now, I would like to migrate to ESXi in a vCenter environment.

Is there any whitepaper, howtos or just some informations about this?
Anyone already done this? What was your experience?

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » May 12, 2015 2:22 pm

This is not possible with just Veeam B&R alone. You would need some V2V conversion tools for that.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by migrater3000 » May 12, 2015 8:04 pm

Have you some expirience with a specific tool?
So that the network configuration will not get lost?

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » May 12, 2015 9:50 pm

Me personally, no. However, other users who had such experience will probably chime in.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by adrianIDC » May 26, 2015 2:42 pm

B&R does that function. Instead, you'll find that if foreign software lets you convert a .vmdk disk to .vhd/x disk

They speak highly of V2V for example ..

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by b.lagace » Jun 02, 2015 10:23 am

Hi Guys,

Also interested to do this with B&R.
Would be nice to have a hypervisor agnostic backup utility that converts the vm's in both ways.

Alternative for this is ZERTO
It's a Virtual Replication software that replicates between hypervisor's.

Hope to have been of help for someone.

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[MERGED] Hyper-V Backup Restore to VMware

Post by BBordasch » Feb 25, 2016 9:45 am

Hi,

is there any possibility to Restore my Hyper-V Backup to my VMware Environment with Veeam?

Thanks

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » Feb 25, 2016 10:23 am

Benjamin, Veeam B&R doesn't provide such possibility, please see above for details.

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[MERGED] VMware to Hyper-V

Post by andriktr » Apr 04, 2016 12:55 pm

Hello,
In our company we have only vmware based virtual environment, but planning to completely migrate to Hyper-V. Main question is how to be with old vmware backup's without vmware infra. Is it somehow possible to restore vmware based backup to hyper-v or I need to have some vmware environment to be able to restore vm and then convert to hyper-v.
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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by foggy » Apr 04, 2016 12:58 pm

Andrej, you would need to use some conversion tools, there's no ability of cross-platform restores.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by mkaec » Apr 08, 2016 3:06 pm

My first approach would be to use Disk2VHD on each VM running in the VMware environment. Manually creating the VM and attaching the vhdx in Hyper-v would be fairly easy. Be sure to power down the VMware version before starting the Hyper-V version.

There is one gotcha to be on the look out for. I recommend uninstalling any sort of VMware guest integration before creating the vhdx. I ran into a problem years ago when I converted a VMware Workstation VM to another format and the VMware Tools would not uninstall from the new guest because the uninstaller was trying to access the VMware host components via a private API and the whole install failed when the API call failed.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by veremin » Apr 11, 2016 11:02 am

It also stands to reason to perform one-time backup (VeeamZIP) prior to converting VM to a different format. Just my 2 cents. Thanks.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Jonathan » Apr 13, 2016 3:13 pm 1 person likes this post

As stated before, you can't restore VMware backups to Hyper-V virtual machines or vice versa.

However, it IS possible to use Veeam Endpoint backup for this purpose. Install it inside the source VM, create recovery media, make a backup, boot the (empty) target VM from the recovery media and restore from the previously created backup. I've done this dozens of times.

You can even restore to Hyper-V generation 2 (UEFI-based) virtual machines. This is something most conversion tools can't do (at least not the ones I used like 5nine, Microsoft VMC).

Also, you can store the backups in your regular Veeam backup repository.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by sg_sc » May 24, 2016 10:04 pm

Clever solution by Jonathan!

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by nmdange » May 25, 2016 9:29 pm

If you have System Center Virtual Machine Manager, you can use that to do a V2V conversion as well. That's what I used back in the day

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[MERGED] Cross-Hypervisior backup/restore

Post by ftbug » Jun 14, 2016 1:50 pm

Hi, we are currently looking to on-board a customer who is using Veeam to back up their hyper-v infrastructure. We are largely VMware based, and was wondering if files backed-up from a hyper-v infrastructure can be restored into a VMware infrastructure and vice-versa?

thanks in advance

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Re: Cross-Hypervisior backup/restore

Post by skrause » Jun 14, 2016 1:54 pm

It is not possible to import directly from Veeam to a different platform than the original as the file/VM formats are different.
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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by AlexLeadingEdge » Jun 16, 2016 4:47 am

I like to use StarWind V2V to convert between VMWare and Hyper-V 8)

https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter

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Re: Cross-Hypervisior backup/restore

Post by DaveBristolIT » Sep 01, 2016 7:47 am

skrause wrote:It is not possible to import directly from Veeam to a different platform than the original as the file/VM formats are different.
Can I just confirm this is 'final' and there isn't a workaround - you say "import directly" - how about just restoring?

As per ftbug, we are looking at onboarding a customer that might be using Hyper-V, but we'd like to backup to our datacentre (and have the ability to restore to VMWare - as we use VMWare) - is there no way around this using Veeam? Would we need a Hyper-V host specifically to restore to?

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by veremin » Sep 01, 2016 9:50 am

is there no way around this using Veeam?
Correct.
Would we need a Hyper-V host specifically to restore to?
Yep, in order to backup/restore VMs similar hypervisor platform is needed.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by kgmartin365 » Mar 08, 2017 4:50 pm

It's been 6 months or so and I"m sure this information hasn't changed, but I just wanted to ask to be sure. It is still not possible to backup from Hyper-v and restore to VMware, right?
Thanks,

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by Gostev » Mar 08, 2017 6:07 pm

Right.

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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Post by kgmartin365 » Mar 08, 2017 7:12 pm

Thank you Gostev.

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[MERGED] VMware to Hyper -V

Post by jackshomer » Mar 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Can I restore a VMware backup of veeam to a Hyper-v machine?

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Re: VMware to Hyper -V

Post by Mike Resseler » Mar 28, 2017 6:38 am

Hi Jack,

Not directly today. Although there are many possibilities to achieve this. One being restoring the VMDK files only and then do an offline P2V (many solutions out there, including free ones) to make it a Hyper-V virtual machine.

That said, there are some good conversations within the team on this specific scenario. Considering we are already supporting restore any Veeam backup to Microsoft Azure this seems (to me) a logical step. However, can you let us know (every bit of information helps in conversations) what your specific scenario and reason is?

Thanks
Mike

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[MERGED] Can I backup from vSphere then restore to Hyper-V

Post by sonkub » Jul 13, 2017 9:04 am

Host is vSphere. I use Veeam backup all VM on this host.
Backup server is Windows server. It was enabled Hyper-V.

If host s fail. I need to restore VM to Hyper-V on Backup server by Veeam.
Is it possible? If it can restore.
- Can I follow same restore wizard step?
- Can I instant recovery?

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Re: Can I backup from vSphere then restore to Hyper-V

Post by veremin » Jul 13, 2017 9:17 am 1 person likes this post

Nope, you cannot restore backup of vSphere VM to Hyper-V host.

Windows VM can be backed up with Veeam Agent for Windows and then instantly restored to Hyper-V host.

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Re: Can I backup from vSphere then restore to Hyper-V

Post by sonkub » Jul 13, 2017 9:22 am

Ok thank you

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Re: Can I backup from vSphere then restore to Hyper-V

Post by veremin » Jul 13, 2017 9:26 am

You're welcome. Should other questions arise, don't hesitate to let us know.

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