I am running Hyper-V server with a Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine, which contains Microsoft Exchange 2007. I finally got everything set up the way I want, with 1 exception. I need a viable and reliable backup for it, and I just now read that the Backup Utility in Server 2008 is incapable of doing the job.
I can't afford to buy Backup-Exec... So if you are thinking suggesting some 3rd party software, it needs to permanent and free.
I read something about using VSS to do the job, but I wanted to know how to use it to make it reliable. From the Hyper-V host machine, I run backups for all of the virtual machines using VSS.
Will that be enough to back up the virtual machine AND the Exchange Database and provide a viable Exchange backup? Please let me know if there are any special tasks that I need to perform along with the VSS backup to make this happen.