I've setup two VM Guests on Hyper V 2008 R2 Server. All good except I'm having to backup to 1 TB USB Drives. Basically the whole system backup selection is about 900GB. It's getting close to what the 1 TB drives can hold. I have found that it is expected behaviour for Hyper V to create the .bin file equal to the amount of RAM on the VM guests. In my case this equals around 50 GB. Can I exclude these .bin files from my backup?
There are no snap shots of these machines, the .bin are purely related to the running machine. If I shut the machines down the .bins dissapear. I'm just looking at NOT" backing up 50 GB of unrequired data.
Personally, I only backup the VHD files. If I need to restore the VM I detach the existing VHD, overwrite it, and then reattach the VHD. You can also just attach the VHD to a new VM and boot it. I have
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In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure a VMware ESXi6.0 server.
The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed.
Hope this will be helpful.
Verify that your hardware and BIO…