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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.
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by:firemanf29
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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.  
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by:dirkdigs
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what about using windows server backup to copy the VM volume to NAS then replicate that over the WAN.
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rjunaid79 earned 500 total points
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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
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by:iranmatrix
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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 !
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