VPC 2007 makes it easy to find out where your disks live, pick them up, shift them around, and build new virtual machines around them. For some reason this doesn't seem like it's quite that simple with Hyper-V. Maybe that's because I was copying too much stuff (the snapshots folder and the Virtual Machines folder) and then creating a new VM pointing at the same location... dunno but it got messy yesterday with the copied disk and new VM never getting to the POST stage.
In an effort to remember how I got it right today, here's the very simple deal:
- Locate the .vhd file to be copied
- Create a new folder to contain the copy
- Copy the .vhd file to the new folder
- Create a new virtual machine that also lives in the same new folder and point it to the copied disk
Hmm... seems just like it used to with VPC!!!
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