Question about Windows Veeam Agent use to migrate?

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Question about Windows Veeam Agent use to migrate?

Veeam Logoby enoch » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:58 am

Hi everyone,

Don't know if this is the current forum or if it's possible to answer my question for a product which isn't released yet!

I was thinking about if this product actually can be used for migration from V2V or P2V.

Currently we have som VMware hosts with VM's that we would like to move to Hyper-V. Would it be possible to install Veeam Windows Agent on each of the VMware VM's and backup with "bare metal" backup to Veeam server then make a "Veeam Agent ISO bootdisk" ISO, create a Gen1 or Gen2 server in Hyper-V with "same" disks,memory, cpu etc. Then boot up the Hyper-V VM and restore the "VMware VM image" to the new Hyper-V VM?

After this we need to remove VMware Tools and maybe install Hyper-V Integration Tools.
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Re: Question about Windows Veeam Agent use to migrate?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:36 pm

Hi enoch,

a product which isn't released yet!

Actually, it is: you can try Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 now. Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0 is just a new version of existing solution.
his product actually can be used for migration from V2V or P2V

It's not designed as a P2V solution for sure, but you can use Bare Metal Recovery to a black VM - that will work. Additionally, if you are using Veeam Backup and Replication there is an export as virtual disk functionality which can create a vmdk/vhd disk from a backup file created by VEB.
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Re: Question about Windows Veeam Agent use to migrate?

Veeam Logoby enoch » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:55 pm

Hi,

Is Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 also supported on Windows server OS?

Could you send me some details about the export as virtual disk functionality?
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Re: Question about Windows Veeam Agent use to migrate?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:17 pm

Sure. Check this guide
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[MERGED] Restoring backup taken from Hyper-V VM to VMware

Veeam Logoby Replicator » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:47 pm

I need to move few Windows Server 2012 VM's running on Hyper-V (Server 2012) to VMware platform. I was thinking that I could use Veeam Endpoint Backup for this V2V operation. Anything that I should be aware of? Other option is to use VMware Converter.
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Re: Restoring backup taken from Hyper-V VM to VMware

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:51 pm

Hi,

You could indeed create a new VM on VMware and then do a bare metal recovery restore. There are indeed a few things you need to keep in mind. When taking the backup on the Hyper-V platform, you were running the Hyper-V integration tools. After your BMR, you need to do a bit of clean-up and make sure the VMware tools are installed and running

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Re: Question about Windows Veeam Agent use to migrate?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:56 pm

VEB was not designed as a V2V tool, so I would recommend to use vendor specific converters to make this process easier.
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