HI, I have some Windows Server 2012 VM, I used to cold backup them to avoid the known problems with MBR, but they are very large, so: will xsidiff work with a powered off VM? I need a lot of time to set a test, so i try to ask to the guru... thanks!
Yes, XSIDiff, which is a binary utility, and from the scope of the XSIBackup framework will just substitute Rsync in the first stage of an IP backup, will work the same with a turned off VM.
You have other choice, which is to use a [https://33hops.com/xsibackup-help-man-page.html#backuphow]warm[/url] backup. This is just a cold backup, but the VM is turned on right after taking the snapshot.