P2V & choosing partition options

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P2V & choosing partition options

Postby userX » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:13 pm

When doing the P2V script, is it necessary to copy the whole disk when there are multiple partitions? Normally, whenever =>Win7 installs, it makes at least two, one for booting and the other for system files. Additionally, on a machine with three partitions, the third one being for data, not programs or system files, I would like to make a copy of it using the P2V script but excluding this third partition if possible.

When I go straight into the P2V script, I don't see anywhere to pick and choose which partions to use. Alternatively, when I first go into the IFW or IFL program to make a backup to a vhd, I can pick which partitions to backup and I can back them up to a vhd created right then. Or, I can select partitions to back up to a TBI file and then later restore or copy this file to a vhd, thereby having only certain partitions. My concern is whether it would be allowed to exclude some partitions when the intention is to afterward use the vhd for booting in a VM? Does having changed the physical size of the disk prevent Windows from booting in the VM even though the correct drivers may have been added?
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Re: P2V & choosing partition options

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:10 pm

the second option, backup what you want then use that.

"userX" wrote in message news:6987@public.tbosdt...

When doing the P2V script, is it necessary to copy the whole disk when there
are multiple partitions? Normally, whenever =>Win7 installs, it makes at
least two, one for booting and the other for system files. Additionally, on
a machine with three partitions, the third one being for data, not programs
or system files, I would like to make a copy of it using the P2V script but
excluding this third partition if possible.

When I go straight into the P2V script, I don't see anywhere to pick and
choose which partions to use. Alternatively, when I first go into the IFW or
IFL program to make a backup to a vhd, I can pick which partitions to backup
and I can back them up to a vhd created right then. Or, I can select
partitions to back up to a TBI file and then later restore or copy this file
to a vhd, thereby having only certain partitions. My concern is whether it
would be allowed to exclude some partitions when the intention is to
afterward use the vhd for booting in a VM? Does having changed the physical
size of the disk prevent Windows from booting in the VM even though the
correct drivers may have been added?


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Re: P2V & choosing partition options

Postby Eric » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:59 am

userX wrote:
> When I go straight into the P2V script, I don't see anywhere to pick and choose which
> partions to use.
Yes, you can choose either the whole tbi file, either only one partition. Not 2 out of 3 (for instance).
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Re: P2V & choosing partition options

Postby Eric » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:39 am

The new copyP2V script can now detect if a System Reserved or a EFI Partition is included in the tbi image file, and can restore it also (if choosing only one partition to restore from a multi-image).
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