You can configure the conversion process and select the behavior of the source and destination machine during and after conversion. You can change the status of the source and destination services only when the source machine is running a Windows operating system.
Set the Startup Mode for Destination Services To minimize downtime for a Windows service, you can select the service and set the service startup mode to automatic, manual, or disabled.
Stop Services Running on the Source Machine You can make sure that you do not lose data from services running on the source machine. You can select the services that you want to stop before Converter Standalone synchronizes the data between the source and destination machine. As a result, the services do not generate data while source and destination machines are synchronized.
Synchronize the Destination Machine with Changes Made to the Source Machine When you convert a powered on Windows machine, Converter Standalone copies data from the source machine to the destination machine while the source machine is still running and generating changes. This process is the first transfer of data. You can transfer data for the second time by copying only the changes made during the first transfer of data. This process is called synchronization.
Power Off the Source Machine After Conversion If your source machine is running services that you want to start on the destination virtual machine after conversion, you can power off the source machine to avoid interference between source and destination services.
Power On the Destination Virtual Machine After Conversion You can minimize the downtime of important services by powering on the destination virtual machine immediately after the conversion is complete.
Limit the Amount of Resources Used by the Conversion Job A conversion job competes for computing resources with other processes. To limit the impact of the conversion job on other workloads, you can throttle the job. If you do not throttle conversion jobs, they are carried out with normal priority and depending on the available computing resources during conversion.
Uninstall Converter Standalone Agent from the Source Machine When setting up a conversion job for a powered on Windows source or a Hyper-V Server virtual machine, you can choose how you want to remove the Converter Standalone agent from the source after the conversion. If the Converter Standalone agent is installed by the Converter Standalone server, it is uninstalled automatically. Otherwise, you must uninstall it manually.