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ESX 6.0 to ESX 6.5 with Starwind V2V

Postby rashimkavel7 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:45 am


I'm migrating a DATA VM from an ESX to another with StarWind V2V. It's working properly.

My question is, does the software use a snapshot, or does it use a delta to copy the eventuals modifications on the machine during the migration ?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: ESX 6.0 to ESX 6.5 with Starwind V2V

Postby yaroslav (staff) » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:45 pm

If you're using Starwinds in its P2V mode (ie, on a running server, not converting VMDK files), then it creates VSS snapshots inside the server. I don't belive it does a final sync at the end.
If you're just migrating between ESXi hosts, why don't you do a vMotion? That lets you migrate without downtime, and without loss of any data deltas that would happen mid migration.
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