We’ve published a new video on import/export in Hyper-V R2 on MSN Showcase (which has changed it’s URL and redirect, so, kinda hard to find if you go to the old URL video.msn.com).

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There’s much more detail in the blog posts series Soumya wrote:
 
Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 1 – The Case for New Import/Export Functionality
This is the first blog entry of a multi-part series of blogs that addresses Import/Export in Windows Server 2008 R2. This blog talks about the scenarios enabled by the changes made to import/export in R2. Ben Armstrong had blogged earlier about the intricacies Read More...
 
Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 2 - The New Import/Export APIs
To enable the new functionality of Import/Export we now have new ‘Ex’ versions of the Import/Export APIs along with settings data objects that allow the user to tweak the necessary parameters upon export or import: Export: Before you run an export, you Read More...

Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 3 – The UI
Given the rather compressed schedule of Windows Server 2008 R2, we did not have time to get too ambitious with the UI. However, the UI has been modeled to enable the following 3 scenarios: 1. Export VMs with data 2. Import VMs with data 3. Export a snapshot Read More...
 
Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 4 – Export code sample
In the following sample, we do a basic export of a VM using the new Export API. Here we export a VM with all the data associated with it. In a later blog, I will cover configuration-only export. Many thanks to Madhan Gajendran and Dinesh Kumar Govindasamy Read More...

Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 5 – Import code sample
In the following sample, we do a basic import of a VM using the new Import API. This script essentially does what the import UI does; it assumes all the necessary files are present in the import folder and imports from that directory. In a later blog, Read More...

Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 6 - So, what happened to Configuration-only export?

There have been multiple customers who have voiced concern that the Configuration-only export feature is gone. It has not. Configuration-only export is still very much present in Hyper-V in R2. It just so happens that we have taken the option out from Read More...