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In this how-to, we will walk you through Cloning/Exporting a VM in Windows Server 2012. The Windows Hyper-V term for cloning is called export. The Export feature in Hyper-V is the ability to make and export an exact image of a virtual machine and import it on another host. This process can be done while the server is active, as it captures whatever the server has up to the point of the export.
– A Server with Windows Server 2012
– A Virtual Machine that you want to be Cloned or Replicated
Open your Hyper-V server from Hyper-V Manager/Right-click on your virtual machine and select the Export option.
Select the directory location where you want to export your virtual machine, then click Export.
After the export is completed, you will see all export files in the folder.
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