Backup Plan for Hyper-V Environment
Posted on 2011-03-10
We have a new network that consists of the following:
Two WS2K8 R2 Enterprise servers running Hyper-V role hosting multiple VMs
DC, SQL server, file server, and other misc application servers.
We need to create a backup plan for our network. I'm looking for some advice on how I should go about backing up the hosts, the VMs and so on.
We will be utilizing and off-site backup partner via a WAN over night. Some advice on the type of backups we should use, retention policies, and so on would be helpful.
I also need some guidance on how to backup the file server as it will most likely require restores for lost files, overwritten files and so on.