HyperV GIR Restore of external partition

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017 02:28PM CET
There is an issue with VHD(X) images containing ext formatted partitions.

Windows recognizes the partitions but does not assign any Volume-GUIDs to them.
The VHD(X) mount logic in nbksrv-->libvhd requires the presence of a Volume-GUID in order to mount a partition.
We'll treat this as a known issue for these reasons:
•    there don't seem to be a practicable fix for the problem
•    development of NovaStor's proprietary image format (svx) as alternative for both VHD(X) and VMDK is about to begin
•    there is a workaround for the customer: use VMDK for Hyper-V VMs with linux guests

Here is how you set VMDK as image format for Hyper-V backups:

Edit $(GIRPOOL_DATA_DIR)/pool.conf and set imageProvider.hpv="VMW"
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