VMware to Hyper-V Migration

By |2018-10-16T14:32:50+00:00October 18th, 2018|

VMware to Hyper-V Migration There probably hasn’t been a larger impact on IT efficiency in the last decade than virtualisation. With more and more solutions coming onto the market; it’s not uncommon to be running different versions in your environment. However; while it’s common to want to move guests from VMware to Hyper-V – it [...]

Hyper-V to VMware Guest Conversion

By |2018-09-19T12:53:04+00:00September 19th, 2018|

Hyper-V to VMware Guest Conversion Virtualisation is taking over the world. Over the last decade there has been a major rise in virtualized environments in business. So much so that the major players in the space – Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware are likely to be found in many of the same environments. However; with most [...]

VSquare Backup – A Backup Solution for Virtualised Environments

By |2018-09-18T15:48:18+00:00August 9th, 2018|

VSquare Backup – A Backup Solution for Virtualised Environments While we have a lot of experience, with a number of different backup solutions – we can’t cover them all! Every so often we come across a product we haven’t seen or heard of before. VSquare Backup is just one of these which we’ve come across [...]

Linux Hyper-V Guests Backup

By |2018-06-19T12:25:50+00:00July 5th, 2018|

Linux Hyper-V Guests Backup One of the main improvements that Microsoft added in Server 2012 R2; was the support and functionality of Linux Hyper-V guests. One of the main friction points for users up to this point was actually backing up Hyper-V guests running Linux. While it was possible to run Linux within Hyper-V to [...]

Windows Backup – How to register the Hyper-V VSS Writer

By |2018-05-11T19:13:22+00:00April 18th, 2018|

Register the Hyper-V VSS Writer When backing up Hyper-V environments with Windows Backup, it’s sometimes a little less known that a registry entry is required to get VSS consistent backups of Hyper-V guests. It's important to register the Hyper-V VSS writer as otherwise the backup will say success, however the guest machines may not be [...]

How to troubleshoot Hyper-V VSS backup errors

By |2018-05-11T16:53:04+00:00February 8th, 2018|

How to troubleshoot Hyper-V VSS backup errors One of the more common situations which we came across working for various backup vendors is the massive number of times systems have problems with Hyper-V VSS backup errors. We've previously written about VSS if you're looking for more background. Microsoft has made it easier to determine what [...]

How to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VMware using StarWind V2V Converter

By |2018-09-18T21:14:08+00:00January 25th, 2018|

How to convert a VM from Hyper-V to VMware using StarWind V2V Converter In a lot of situations, businesses opt to run multi-environment configurations. Examples of this are Windows and Linux servers, or VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. We’ll be focusing on the later by showing step by step how to convert a guest machine [...]

How to: Convert from VMDK to VHDX

By |2018-05-11T16:53:39+00:00January 17th, 2018|

How to: Convert from VMDK to VHDX Recently we have had a raised number of requests asking if we’re able to recover backups made within VMware into a Hyper-V environment. Seems like a reasonable enough request (although we hadn’t done this before). This involved finding out a way to convert from vmdk to vhdx file [...]

Virtualization Backup and Recovery Tips

By |2018-09-19T14:34:28+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Virtualization Backup and Recovery Tips Virtualization has become a big deal over the last decade; with more and more businesses adopting the technology. From small to medium sized businesses, all the way to large enterprises. However with all new technology comes added challenges – backup and recovery isn’t any different. Below outlines some quick tips [...]