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  • You can export and import via Hyper-V Manager

    https://askme4tech.com/export-import-virtual-machine-hyper-v

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  • Yes & No.....

    Is the VM OSe supported on server 2019 server with Hyper-v role ?

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/supported-windows-guest-opera...

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  • Yes.

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  • No, you can't switch an OS using that method.

    Import/Export just migrates the VM to another host, but it's still the same OS.

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  • bbigford wrote:

    No, you can't switch an OS using that method.

    Import/Export just migrates the VM to another host, but it's still the same OS.

    I think you and I read that post differently?  I read it as OP wanting to move the VM from a Server running 2016 to a Server running 2019, not upgrade the guest OS.

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  • PatrickFarrell wrote:

    bbigford wrote:

    No, you can't switch an OS using that method.

    Import/Export just migrates the VM to another host, but it's still the same OS.

    I think you and I read that post differently?  I read it as OP wanting to move the VM from a Server running 2016 to a Server running 2019, not upgrade the guest OS.

    It is quite common as MS does not use terms like vMotion but "migrate" then OP also include terms like import & export ?? 

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  • PatrickFarrell wrote:

    bbigford wrote:

    No, you can't switch an OS using that method.

    Import/Export just migrates the VM to another host, but it's still the same OS.

    I think you and I read that post differently?  I read it as OP wanting to move the VM from a Server running 2016 to a Server running 2019, not upgrade the guest OS.

    agreed I thought OP was just wanting to move the VM from server A to server B....

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  • Badushamk81 wrote:

    I wnat to migrate VM on server 2016 std to server 2019 std. Is export/Import can be used?

    Hi, and welcome to the Community!

    You can use Hyper-V Manager to export the virtual machine, copy it over to another host, and import it there. That operation takes a considerable amount of time depending on the size of the virtual machine since it requires a two-step (and optionally a three-step) copy of it. A better alternative would be using a free V2V converter https://www.starwindsoftware.com/starwind-v2v-converter that does the migration in a single shot cloning the original virtual machine, so you have two copies of your data just in case anything goes wrong.

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