Hyper-V Program Manager
In Windows Server 2008 R2 we have made some surgical changes to the way virtual machine snapshots work and how they are exposed in the system in order to address some key customer pain points. Changes include:
There is more work we need to do here, but hopefully this will help make snapshots more flexible and usable.
From my testing of R2 snapshots are still not deleted until the the VM is shutdown. This is a concern with many of my customers that creating a snapshot will require some amount of downtime, even though it may be brief. Is this an item on the radar or a chance it'd be addressed in R2 RTM?
Unfortunately that is too big of a change for us to address in R2.
Dear Ben. My server is running Server2008 STD with HyperV server. I have an AVHD file which lost it's parent AVHD file. I couldn't find the XML file either. Is there any chance I could open the AVHD file to get the data inside. Or I could use Server2008 R2 RC to mount the AVHD file. Regards, Jerry.
Without the parent AVHD there is no way to get the data from the child AVHD.
Ben, I changed the size of and booted a parent VHD file and now need to get data off a child AVHD file. Is there any hope?