SVCMM Online P2V of Active File Server
I need to P2V my Main staff file Server. I can only do this during work hours, and I cannot afford any downtime (15 mins - half an hour excepted) so I was going to run the P2V when I left in the evening, and hope that the ~ 1TB over 2 drives was done by the time I got in in the morning.
My question is, if staff are writing files to the file server during the P2V process, will they be picked up? Will it do a scan after it has made the VHD and bring accross any files it missed?
Or am I going to have to take an incremental backup the minute before i shutdown the physical, and then a incremental restore from that backup once Ive brought up the virtual machine?
Also, is there a recommendation for the type of VHD for a fileserver? I know for exchange / SQL etc I need to use a fixed size, but will an expanding size be OK for just a file server?
Thanks in advance.