Hyper-V backup with windows server backup
Posted on 2014-02-24
ok, I'm new to hyper-v, I have installed the role on a 2008 r2 server and looking at backups,
as far as i understand i need to do a 'full volume backup' on the drives that hold the machine files.
i can use HKLM\Software\Microsoft\windows nt\current version\virtulisation - store location - to move the InitialStore.xml file,
But I believe I need to backup the volume for these folders and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\* however i don't want to backup the whole c: drive including windows as its a basic windows with hyper-v so kinda a waste of 40Gb storage and data transfer time.
Am i correct, i have the vm running from the E: drive and the initialstore.xml on E: as well, can i get away with just backing up E: now? or do i need to still do the whole C: drive too as i cant move the folders?
Starting to dislike Hyper-V :-(
Thanks for your help