#1 2017-09-01 10:08:54

sistemi
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Registered: 2017-08-29
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XsiDiff with powered off machine

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!

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#2 2017-09-01 17:25:20

admin
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Re: XsiDiff with powered off machine

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 warm backup. This is just a cold backup, but the VM is turned on right after taking the snapshot.

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