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On the hyperv host I have two free disc mentioned for backuping. On the first one I was thinking to backup the whole-full hyperv host  with two vms with incremental backups (windows  backup utility).

The second drive will be dedicated as a mapped drive or shared folder. It was mentioned to store backups from sql (hosted in child vm) and docs from clients in our network..

Clients  will probably host an installation of acronis advanced workstation to make some configuration with document retention and multiple backup plans. However there is a possibility that I will use some scripts and wbadmin tool instead of it..

Offline backup will be probably done with acronis or some other sync tool.

Do you think the above scenario is a good one, should I change something? Is a shared folder or mapped drive a good solution for network backups? Will the integrity of vm machines included in the hyperv full backup be ok (a vss option is checked in vms proprieties)?
 
If you have any suggestion, please share.



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I heavily rely on acronis for all those tasks. Having onsite and offsite backups and its working perfectly fine. Get universal restore of acronis also , you will be able to restore the image to any computer available in case of disaster.
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While I have no preference on the software involved (my company uses a home-brew based on Snapshot), you should take distinct backups at the VM level.  If anything happens to the host's backup, you could lose all the VMs on it.
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Can someone give some opinion about my configuration on the hyperv host.. Is a good idea to backup to a hypervisor or is better to attach a disk to some of the VMs.. What are you config?
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@routinet: So you would go the way to backup a VM data twice? Once with the hyperv host and secondly with the more granular in VM backup?
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>>> So you would go the way to backup a VM data twice?

No.  I would back up the VM from the VM, and back up the meta data and host configuration from the host.  I would exclude VM data from the host-level backup.
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Ok, thank you. Another thing is how you do your backups? On the attached vhd disk or you use a shared folder on the network.. ?
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use a reliable NAS with RAID
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Temporarily we are binded to the 2 SAS disk on a  hyperv host...
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