Need to back up Hyper-V Virtual Machines, with ability to restore at the file level... SCDPM 2010?
Posted on 2011-10-26
I have a 2008 R2 Host, using Hyper-V to run two virtual machines.
Virtual Machine 1 is a SBS2008
Virtual machine 2 is a 2008 R2 running SQL Server 2008 for our databases.
Virtual machine 2 also has a shared folder that we use as a public file storage.
I am interested in backing up these virtual machines in a way that I could recover individual files, say a pdf gets deleted off the public file storage on virtual machine 2, where I would be able to recover that file.... as well as a full bare metal backup, where the server burns to the ground, I can restore on new hardware.
I have SCDPM 2010, but have not yet installed it.
I'm assuming I should Install it on the host machine.
Advice and tips on what software to use, and if SCDPM 2010 will do what I'm hoping it will, also best practice for installing SCDPM 2010 in my current configuration.