Manual backup of VHD?
Posted on 2009-05-13
I would like to know the proper manual method to backup to backup a MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 Virtual machine. I have read the MS article reeened in the link at the bottom but not sure if I want to do is possible.
I would like to simply take a 'snapshot' of the entire VHD, VMC, and VSV, using either 'copy-n-paste' or Robocopy to a storage array. My goal is to have a recoverable 'image' of the Virtual Machine in case the HOST server fails
Will the following work? -
1 - From VS 2005 console, choose 'save state'
2 - Copy all files mentioned above to storage array
3 - Start up Virtual Machine
4 - END
Thank you for your insight!