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When Instant Restore VM To Hyper-V, What Are The Steps Required During Disk Finalization?

When a VM is recovered in instant restore, it will read directly from Backup Data, and at the same time write any new changes to a delta disk. In order to make the instant restored VM a permanent production VM, customer would need to schedule a time (less intensive IOPs period), to finalize the disk and merge 2 into 1.

Currently Finalization can be easily done when restored to ESXi Platform, and VM will be running while Finalization occur. However, when restored to Hyper-V, customer will need to perform manual steps and shut down VM during Finalization step.

The steps required are described here


Based on latest update from Acronis Product Team, automated Hyper-V Finalization will only be available towards end of 2017.