How to take backup through Veeam?

Dear Experts,
I have installed Veeam backup on windows XP. Kindly send steps how to tack backup of hyper-v machines. Also please guide what are the pre-requisite on the host server machine running windows server 2008. I need only one time backup of the virtual machine. Is it ok to take backup of virtual machine while it is running live or I do need to stop any services in the server.
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Jaroslav MrazCTOCommented:
Hi,

You just need Veeam_B&R

enteprise manager is IIS tool if you use more then one Veeam it is useful

here read more about search
http://www.veeam.com/vmware-backup/help-center/hyperv/index.html?backup_search.html

if you want to use it.


and it is simple instal Veeam add repository where to store backups and access to HYPER-V and you just fallow wizard.

http://www.veeam.com/kb1521


feel free to ask I have veeam certification
ibu1Senior System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hello JEREMYNO,
Thanks for your prompt response.
I Am just running now the backup of one virtual machine which is SCE which I know if there is any disaster through Vaaem live backup I can able to reinstall the SCE 2010 and other software as well. Just want to know that can I run backup job at any time of exchange server or other serves or do I need to stop any service on the particular server before taking backup.I already had been to the links provided by you.The reason behind asking you this question is I have a cluster exchange server named as node1 and node2 and the storage for the mailbox is through hp eva storage. The time when I run backup of exchange node1 do I have to stop the cluster service or any other service or not.
Please advice.
Jaroslav MrazCTOCommented:
No,

its working native with API of hypervisor it don't need agents software and downtime it backups on the fly. It use API and see VHD disks on storage and its using reduplication for same data.

So no DOWNTIME or STOPing anything is need and even the load of network is ok.

If anything fails you can easy run backupted VM from backup in minutes and it will be working or restore it directly tu HOST.

if you start using it and have buy some version instal free ONE motnitoring tool if you read about it and you like it. It have special module as dashbord for CEO or other managment they like it and its read onl :)
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ibu1Senior System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
vbm and vbk is the file extension for the backup. Is there any in build tool to convert it to vhd?
Thanks
Jaroslav MrazCTOCommented:
yop

open B&R
First option Backup & Replication - Backup - Disk

Then chose virtual on right side right click of mouse and restore VM files will export VHD where you like even to C:/USER/Documents

and if I can sugest you "Reversed Incremental" backup mode have saved me a lot of time when i whose realy need to restore from backup :)

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ibu1Senior System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your support now. I am exploring some more options of Veeam and will have some more questionnaire. Thanks for your patience.
ibu1Senior System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
One more question regarding license. I have downloaded Veeam backup and replication free license for one month. After one month it will be expire. So what are the features which will be unavailable after one month. In the veeam download page there are two veeam backup software one is Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware and Hyper-V and the other is Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V. What is difference between those two? I have downloaded both of them and the download size seems same. But have run the installation for the Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware and Hyper-V and not the Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMware and Hyper-V.
Thanks
Jaroslav MrazCTOCommented:
Hi,

after day sw stop working. Free licens contain exchange explorer that alows zou to browse and export exchange mailboxes form archive or live to pst and other usefull things what i love becouse normal price of that sw in comaptitors is 200$.

but free version of veeam alows just export macine from host to zip file no restor or other functions and you must to have it instaled the full version will not change to free.

here is free functionality and its working as they write

http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html?utm_source=releaselp&utm_medium=crumbs&utm_campaign=6.5
ibu1Senior System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hello JEREMYNO,
I just want to know that after the software expiration, I will able to just take the backup or no. Right now I Just want to backup and restore it to the vm files. I just want these two functions.
Thanks
Jaroslav MrazCTOCommented:
After expiration you need uninstal Fulll version (it stop working) and instal free version.
ibu1Senior System AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your support all the way.
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