Asked by: Yesenia Abrego
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How do I manually merge checkpoints in Hyper V?

Last Updated: 29th April, 2020

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Manually merge checkpoints if chain is broken
  1. Turn off the VM and backup VM's content.
  2. Open Hyper-V Manager where is VM located.
  3. Click on Edit disk, select the folder where VM keeps it's vhdx.
  4. Select very last check point file (with .
  5. Select “Merge
  6. You will be asked to confirm merge this file with the parent disk.
  7. Do it until you have no avhdx files in VM's folder.

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Accordingly, how do I manually merge snapshots in Hyper V?

How to manually merge snapshots in Hyper-V

  1. View (for 2012/2012R2, folder properties 2008/2008R2) –> activate “File Name Extensions” and change AVHD extension to VHD.
  2. Go to Hyper-V Manager , click on Edit Disk on the right pane , Browse and locate your checkpoint (.vhd)
  3. Click on the Next and choose Merge.
  4. Merge the changes to the parent virtual disk.
  5. Click “Finish”

Also, how do I merge Avhdx files with Hyper V 2016? To merge files manually:

  1. Select Hyper-V server in Hyper-V Manager.
  2. On left-hand side, select Inspect Disk.
  3. Browse to location of restored AVHD/AVHDX files.
  4. Select one of the AVHD/AVHDX files > OK.
  5. Record parent disk name.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 for each AVHD/AVHDX file, and record their order (from newest to oldest)

Accordingly, how do I combine checkpoints in Hyper V?

Select the required VM. Click Edit Disk. The Edit Virtual Hard Disk Wizard will open.

To establish the checkpoint structure, take the following steps:

  1. Open Hyper-V Manager.
  2. In the center pane, select the VM whose snapshots you want to be merged.
  3. In the Actions section on the right, click Inspect Disk.
  4. Select the .

How long does Hyper V merge take?

The entire merge took 15 minutes from start to finish. That is merging around 60Gb of differencing disk.

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  6. Repeat steps 2-5 for each AVHD/AVHDX file, and record their order (from newest to oldest)

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  3. Go through the steps.
  4. When prompted, select “Start a program” as the task's action, and click Next.
  5. In the textbox labeled “Program/script”, enter powershell.exe.