Shadow protection SPF files, migrate to VM

Dec 26, 2018

We have a psyhical machine running windows server 2012. This server runs Shadowcopy backup.

Is it possible to migrate/import a full image shadow copy image, directly into Proxmox?

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AFAIU a shadow copy in Windows works similar to a (ZFS, Ceph, etc...) snapshot, so it's probably not possible, since it is incremental. If you're feeling lucky, it seems some people figured out a way to get raw images from them: - but I'd thoroughly test such approaches, this is definitely not an officially supported operation.

Check our Wiki on how to successfully migrate physical servers.


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