We're currently implementing a backup solution for a virtual machine running in Hyper-V on a Server 2008 R2 Standard box.
We are attempting to use Windows Server Backup to backup the VM from the host machine. We want to cut down on costs, and down-time.
The issue becomes if we want to restore an individual file. Is there way to do this besides restoring the entire VHD and then mounting it?
We can run the server backup on VM itself I guess, but that means if the server dies we'll need to recreate the VM, install windows.. blah blah blah.
We'd ideally like to be able to backup the VM from the base and restore an individual file should the need arise without doing a full restore.