If you are using StorageCraft ShadowProtect and ImageManager, here are the steps to recover a server to a Hyper-V environment.
ShadowProtect runs on each server you want to back up, and Image Manager manages the backup storage location. Image Manager can also run “HeadStart Restore” jobs. This basically keeps a VMWare (vmdk) or HyperV (vhd(x)) hard drive copy of your backup and restores each incremental backup to this hard drive, keeping it up to date (or as up to date as your policy defines, it may be 1 hour, 1 day or longer behind the server it is backing up).
There are a few steps needs to get this hard drive ready to be booted into. I’ll go through steps here in detail.
Finalize the Hard drive.
The first job is to Finalise the Hard disk(s) you want to mount. This applies any incremental backups taken but not yet applied the virtual hard drive.
Under the Server in StorageCraft Image Manager, Right click on the HeadStart restore job and select Finalise. Continue reading