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

Veeam Logoby d.buchner.netcon » Tue 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?

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

Veeam Logoby migrater3000 » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby migrater3000 » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby adrianIDC » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby b.lagace » Tue 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.

Kind Regards,
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[MERGED] Hyper-V Backup Restore to VMware

Veeam Logoby BBordasch » Thu 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

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu 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

Veeam Logoby andriktr » Mon 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.
Thank you.
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Re: Hyper-V to VMware

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon 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

Veeam Logoby mkaec » Fri 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

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon 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

Veeam Logoby Jonathan » Wed 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

Veeam Logoby sg_sc » Tue May 24, 2016 10:04 pm

Clever solution by Jonathan!
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