Solved

hyper-v backup question

Posted on 2010-08-18
4
337 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I have a 2008 server running hyper-v. I have 2 vm's on this server that i would like to back up to NAS and then replicate to another NAS over the WAN.
what wold be the best way to do this. what do i need in order to restore on the other end?

thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:dirkdigs
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:firemanf29
ID: 33470638
I currently do this exact thing.  What I do is schedule the VM to shutdown, Copy the entire VM folder for to the NAS, Start teh VM backup, then use Delta copy to replicate the NAS copy to the offsite location.

You need a similar Hyper-v server to restore.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:dirkdigs
ID: 33470685
what about using windows server backup to copy the VM volume to NAS then replicate that over the WAN.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
rjunaid79 earned 500 total points
ID: 33472167
As said by firemanf29 you have to shutdown VM in any case to backup them using Windows Server Backup or even to copy the VHD files.

The other option is to use any third party software like backup exec or even DPM of MS, they provide functionality to backup online VMs
0
 

Expert Comment

by:iranmatrix
ID: 33472977
simply install hyper-v powershell ,setup schedule task to  export VM to your external path ( NAS ) using powershell command
so safe, there is nothing to worry about !
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

By default, Carbonite Server Backup manages your encryption key for you using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption. If you choose to manage your private encryption key, your backups will be encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption.
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now