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Migrate 2003 Server VM to new 2008 VM

This is partly an NTFS question, but I thought someone here may have done this. I need to upgrade from 2003 to 2008. Unfortunately, I can't do an in place upgrade because the 2003 vm is 32 bit and I'm moving to 64 bit, so I have to use MS migration tools. My VM has a C drive and a D drive, and D has all the data. My question is, can I migrate my C drive only and then attach the new 2008 vm to the existing disk I'm using for the D drive? Or is there some compatibility issue between 2003 and 2008 for NTFS?

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Tim

VMWare Environment: vSphere 7.0, EQ PS6210 SANs, Dell R730 Hosts, dedicated Dell switches w/ separate vlans for vmotion and iscsi.
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AndreTheGiant
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No problem. NTFS in 2008 is just a minor release and in any case it can read well old 2003 NTFS.

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AndreTheGiant
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No problem. NTFS in 2008 is just a minor release and in any case it can read well old 2003 NTFS.

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you can mix and match, as long as the disk is not dynamic or software raid you can cross attach as the NTFS are all compatible ..

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Thanks to both of you. I thought as much, but I do loves me some verification.

Tim

VMWare Environment: vSphere 7.0, EQ PS6210 SANs, Dell R730 Hosts, dedicated Dell switches w/ separate vlans for vmotion and iscsi.
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thanks for the points. you might want to enable snapshot just in case the upgrade does not work well you can roll back very fast ..

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Yup, snapshots before major change is SOP here, although if the MS migration works like Novell migration, the source server isn't really affected anyway. I'm getting my migration docs together now.

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