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

Hart, Brian R. brianhart at ou.edu
Wed Apr 11 18:45:39 CEST 2012

I do have isos attached to both - I have done this previously too without
issues but I'll try.  I had also tried taking the backup image with the VM
shut down to see if that would help.  I'll unmount the ISO's though, shut
them down, image and restore them and see what happens and post back.
Thanks for the suggestion!

Brian Hart

-----Original Message-----
From: Alain Péan <alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:37:31 +0200
To: <pve-user at pve.proxmox.com>
Subject: Re: [PVE-User] Restoring Win2k8 R2 64bit to PVE 2.0

>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)
>> 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
>> of 2.0 while I left the VMs running on the 1.9 node.  We have a SAN on
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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