Backup SBS 2008 inside of Hyper-V
Posted on 2009-12-29
I've seen several postings on this problem, we have a Win 2k8 Std Server running the Hyper-V service. We have a Guest OS setup for SBS 2008 and are looking at backup options.
Right now we have setup a second .vhd file called backup, which SBS backs up to each night. Since the file is always mounted to SBS, we cannot simply copy this file to external media. Ideally we want to have a rotation of backups, going offsite, etc.
Is there anyway in Server Std 2k8 to copy a locked file, such as this .vhd? I found tools for XP/2003 era machines, but none of them seem to work on 2k8. They error out saying VSS is not running, even though it is.
Any suggestions? We may have to use a USB-to-Ethernet adapter, but are hoping another solution can be found. Our goal is to get the SBS backups running on a drive rotation.