Posts Tagged ‘P2V’

Going Virtual, Part 4 – Performing a P2V Server Migration

Monday, June 20th, 2016


It’s time to take the Physical to Virtual (P2V) plunge with your servers. Here’s a tick-list of things you should make sure to do when virtualizing your business systems and data. 

If you haven’t already, read our articles on what hardware you need and what to expect to avoid P2V pitfalls. Remember; preparation is half the battle!


Going Virtual, Part 3: What Hardware Do I Need for P2V?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

The hardware you'll need for P2V is important.

So you’ve decided to go virtual with your servers. You’ve weighed up the pros and cons of making a physical to virtual (P2V) server transition, and you’ve decided it is right for your business.

The next step is to figure out the hardware you need to use. Even though you’re going virtual, your server still needs to be hosted on a physical machine—and you need to make sure it can handle it.

Read on to see what hardware decisions you should be making and the potential P2V pitfalls you need to avoid.


Going Virtual, Part 2: Physical Vs Virtual Servers (P2V)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016


The change from a physical to a virtual server (P2V) is not one to take lightly. There are a lot of pros and cons to the transition, and whether it will be worth it for your business. A lot of people oversell the boons a virtual server will bring, while not properly considering the underlying costs.

For those considering the change, know there are two sides to the coin. In our second article we’ll highlight the pros and cons of a P2V transition, and you can decide whether or not it’s right for your business.


BackupAssist P2V recovery steps

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


We have previously posted two articles on P2V explaining how it can help, and how to use BackupAssist for P2V. This final article looks at the specific steps you can take to perform a P2V recovery with BackupAssist and Hyper-V.


Recover a Windows Server: 5 steps every business should know

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

recover a windows server

So, your server has crashed.  Don’t worry, you can recover it.  You can recover it, right?

Knowing how to recover a Windows Server, and more importantly having the software and procedures in place to do so, is crucial for all businesses.  Servers can contain mission-critical systems and data, the loss of which has the potential to cripple even the most successful companies.

In this article, we’ll go over the 5 need-to-know steps when it comes to recovering Windows servers.  So when the worst happens, you’ll know you can quickly land on your feet.


P2V recovery with BackupAssist

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

We recently discussed P2V and touched on the advantages of using P2V as a recovery solution. This article takes a closer look at P2V recovery and how BackupAssist can be used to perform a P2V recovery to a Hyper-V guest.


P2V with Hyper-V: what’s it all about

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Physical Windows Servers are busy things – humming power supplies, drives and all sorts of components working together. They give you the data and applications you need, how and when you need them: but maintaining your physical servers and applications can require a lot of work and expense. Life can be a lot easier using P2V.