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Hyper-V Guest OS Able to Use Host Attached USB DAT Drive?

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I am spec-ing out a virtualization upgrade for someone and want to use their existing USB DAT drive for Guest OS backups. Can the Guest OS (Windows 2003) see a USB connected DAT drive (HP)?
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Hi pacman_d,

no USB devices connected to the host cannot be used by guest VMs.

But have a look at Symantec Backup Exec 12.5. It features an agent that you can install on the host, back up all your VMs AND have the ability to restore single files from the guest VMs.

Kind regards,

scoep
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