[PVE-User] Restoring Win2k8 R2 64bit to PVE 2.0

Hart, Brian R. brianhart at ou.edu
Wed Apr 11 18:15:04 CEST 2012

Hi all,

So I've been working on migrating all of our virtual machines (all KVM) to
proxmox 2.0.  The way I decided to do it was I loaded all of our VMs on
one of our old nodes and reloading one of the systems with a clean install
of 2.0 while I left the VMs running on the 1.9 node.  We have a SAN on the
backend for shared storage which we also happen to be upgrading and
replacing with a new model so its working out quite well.  I've got the
2.0 system up and to move the VMs over I do this:

1.  Schedule a backup
2.  When completed, restore image into 2.0 system on new SAN
3.  When restore finishes, shut down original VM on 1.9
4.  Startup restored VM on 2.0

I've done 19 systems so far this way with zero problems.  Its been split
between windows VMs and Linux VMs.  The windows VMs so far have been
Windows 2000 Server, a WinXP VM, and a few Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
systems.  No problems.

Now I've got just 2 Windows VMs left to move, both 2008 R2 64 bit.  I
cannot get them to work after being restored.  Once I restore them, they
constantly BSOD on startup and won't even let me boot the recovery mode
that it offers.  I thought maybe I needed to update the virtio drivers
(used both for storage and NIC) so I did that on the source and did a new
backup/restore and it still did the same thing.

Anybody have any ideas?


Brian Hart

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