Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:20 PM
Ok I'll get straight to the point. We have a Windows 2003 server at work that's going to get torn apart and rebuilt. I need to back it up. However, my boss also wants me to back it up in such a way that we can reload it into a virtual server at a later date.
I need a simple straight forward way to do this if possible. If anyone can help me out it'd be much appreciated.
Basically I'm looking for:
* Software capable of creating an image of the server
* A way to convert said image file into a .vhd file that will run on VirtualPC or Virtual Server
The closest I got was a lot of mucking around with .wim and some .wim -> .vhd converter software. I got really bogged down in side research with that, and I the more I read the more it sounds like that isn't the solution I'm actually looking for.
I feel like this should be really simple but after a few days of scouring the internet I figured it was time to ask someone.