Backup Exec System Recovery One Time Virtual Conversion Step by Step - V2I to VHD for use in a virtual environment

Problem

Backup Exec System Recovery / Symantec System Recovery One Time Virtual Conversion Step by Step - V2I to VHD for use in a virtual environment

Solution

 
1. Make a working copy of a full backup (V2I file) that will be converted to a VHD file for use in Microsoft's Hyper-V virtual environment.
 
2. Put this copy on a local disk on the Hyper-V server.

3. Install and run Backup Exec System Recovery / Symantec System Recovery.

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4. Select the Tasks tab. Under Conversion, select One Time Virtual Conversion.

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5. Choose Microsoft Virtual Disk (.vhd) and then Next.
 
6. Under View By, select Filename. Browse to the .V2I file. Apply credentials if necessary and then Next.

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7. Choose a location for Temporary Files used during the conversion process.

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8. Select Run windows mini set up except for Domain Controller images .
 
 
NOTE: In some troubleshooting scenarios, where a previous conversion did not permit the virtual system to boot appropriately, disable this option
 
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9. Review the selections made during this process. When ready, press Next to proceed with the restore. (Warning: This may take a long time depending upon the size of the image.)

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When it is done, a green check mark and the word Succeeded should appear.

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