Following a power outage, I am experiencing a problem with a virtual machine running on Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016.
The problem is that, following an unexpected shutdown, during the restart, the virtual machine will not restart and generated an error. I can not unfortunately remember it. I managed to restart the VM, but it seems to have created a checkpoint (though the checkpoints are disabled) and now creates another .avhxd file. The original .vhxd file has a timestamp of the date the server lost power; so it contains two HDD files.
I am not sure what steps need to be taken now to restore the situation. I'm hesitant to restart the virtual machine because I do not want to lose any data, the virtual machine is currently working properly.
The picture shows the checkpoint window:
And this picture shows the HDD files:
The most recent file, dated Aug. 29, is the original .vhdx file and the new expanding file is the .avhdx file with the current date and time.
What would be the right way to solve this problem and merge the two? Will a simple reboot correct the problem?