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

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
Wed Apr 11 18:37:31 CEST 2012

Le 11/04/2012 18:15, Hart, Brian R. a écrit :
> 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?

Hi Brian,

Perhaps one idea : I got such problem when an iso was mounted on virtual 
cdrom. You can test with 'qm start vmid' and see
what error you get. If you have such an iso mounted (virtio-win, 2008 R2 
iso...), just unmount it on 1.9, then retry.


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