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VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby selmaxy2 » Thu May 28, 2015 2:44 pm

I have a VHDX created my Sysinternal's Disk2vhd. When trying to convert it, I get the following error: "Error opening VHDX disk image file. VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later."

The V2V converter states it supports VHDX here: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/styles ... verter.pdf

Any idea what the problem is?
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby anton (staff) » Thu May 28, 2015 4:30 pm

What's your host? I can guess you're missing some VHDX libs present on Windows 8 (or Windows Server 2012) and up.
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby selmaxy2 » Thu May 28, 2015 9:56 pm

I'm running Windows 7, does the host that I'm running on have to be Windows 8 or the vhdx vm?
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby anton (staff) » Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 pm

To have full VHDX support within V2V you need to have compatible OS where you run V2V Converter. Which means Windows 8+ or Windows Server 2012+ on *host*.

selmaxy2 wrote:I'm running Windows 7, does the host that I'm running on have to be Windows 8 or the vhdx vm?
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby Krischu » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:47 pm

I'm new to this forum. Came across this post while searching the web after a file info I got:

"Error opening VHDX file. VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later".

This happened while I was trying to run V2Vtool on a Windows 7 machine on a vhdx-file (a Hyper-V virtual machine file).

Does it mean I have to use a 2012 server as the host to run the V2Vtool on?

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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby Krischu » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:54 am

Looks like it is working now, running V2V-Converter natively on the same platform (Server 2012, vhdx).
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby Anatoly (staff) » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:25 pm

Great to know! Thank you for the heads up!
Is there anything else that we can do for you?
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby Krischu » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:43 pm

Anatoly (staff) wrote:Great to know! Thank you for the heads up!
Is there anything else that we can do for you?


Thanks. The aim I had was to run a hyper-V Windows Server 2012 disk under Virtualbox.

After I had converted the VHDX file to a vmdk file I was trying to run that in Virtual box.
following a recipe I found here.

The result was that I got a FATAL INT18 BOOT FAILURE in virtualbox.

Any clues here?

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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby PoSaP » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:56 pm

Hi

As we can see in the white paper: Both the source and the destination VM copies exist at the same time because the conversion procedure resembles cloning rather than replacement. This way the chance of data corruption and loss during conversion is completely eliminated.
https://www.starwindsoftware.com/whitep ... epaper.pdf

So I think there is some issue with the VHDX file, could you please try to start VM with the original VHDX?
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Re: VHDX format supported on Windows 8 and later

Postby Oles (staff) » Fri May 06, 2016 11:40 am

Hello Krischu,

Please let us know if you could successfully start virtual machine using the original virtual disk.

Thank you.
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