Exchange 2010 VM live-move from Hyper-V 2012R2 host to 2016 Hyper-V host

Sean JC 21 Reputation points
2022-05-09T18:26:59.943+00:00

Hi, everyone,

Source: all inclusive , simple( no edge server, no DAG, no cluster) Exchange 2010 on windows 08R2 Virtual Machine sitting on Hyper-V 2012 host with 4T mail databases.

Target: newer hardware and hyper-V 2016.

to-do: live move this VM box from windows 2012 server to 2016 server, any issues for exchange databases? I have live moved a couple of other VM from the same windows 2012 to windows 2016 with no issues whatever but those VMs are more or less stateless, Exchange Database is very stateful ( transactional), will live move cause exchange database corrupt issues?

any suggestions are greatly appreciated

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  1. Sean JC 21 Reputation points
    2022-05-10T13:10:58.187+00:00

    likely perform the actual live-move this weekend, will post the results here, thanks

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points
    2022-05-11T07:43:43.703+00:00

    Hi there,

    In addition to the replies provided, this article shows you how to set up hosts that aren't clustered so you can do live migrations between them.

    Set up hosts for live migration without Failover Clustering https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/deploy/set-up-hosts-for-live-migration-without-failover-clustering

    This thread might also help you out https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6958402d-5b6f-4698-bac4-bc5d2d69a7f1/how-to-move-hyper-v-vm-for-microsoft-exchange-db-server-to-another-hyper-v-host?forum=winserverhyperv

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