About a week ago I had started my major migration of my Windows Home Server to be a virtual machine under Windows Server 2008. This was done to consolidate the number of systems running in my house, as I currently have 3 separate machines running in the basement servicing various tasks.

I had been doing quite well in the migration process until I was called away to a business meeting and had to be out of town for a few days. This weekend I was able to get back into the swing of things and finish the file migration.

This was somewhat time consuming as I had the full system running on the same hardware that is now serving as the VM host system. This meant that I would need to boot into the old system, copy some files to a temp location. Then I would need to shutdown, change the HD configuration and boot into the new system and copy the files into the new system. Rinse, wash, repeat.

Anyway, as of tonight… the migration is complete. So what does this mean for my current hardware usage? Absolutely nothing.

I now have the machine ready that will be the host to all my other virtual machines, however I still need to move all my existing VM’s to this machine and verify that they transition nicely. That, however, is a project for another day…


One Response to “WHS Migration Complete”

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