Solved

Windows Server Backup limitation

Posted on 2014-11-10
2
312 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-11
I have two Hyper-V hosts, each host runs about 4 -8 virtual machines. Both servers are HP Proliant Gen8. And I have 4 old HP servers running AD DC, file server, etc..

I have an old Veritas file backup application which does only file level backup.
I am also currently using Windows Server Backup with BareMetal, System State, C drive, etc selected. But it seems it has limitation;

1. It overwrites the previous backup in I run the backup to network share
2. It can only restore the whole virtual machines? no single virtual machine?
3. If I want to restore files from the hyper-v virtual machine, It's not possible. For this reason, I run two backup, one with Windows Backup for virtual machines and one with Veritas for files.

For the above reasons, I think I have to purchase commercial version which does;

1. Backup Hyper-V host configuration, Virtual machines at image level bacup.
2. It allows file level, virtual machine image restore from the image backup.
3. CHEAP. (Boss wants more, but says no money

Which one do you use now?  Or, do you use Windows Server Backup with some trick or tweak to accomplish  both file and image level restore for virtual machines?
0
Comment
Question by:crcsupport
2 Comments
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 40433636
We use Veeam and Altaro!

Veeam Backup and Replication is the BEST! (but may not fill your brief, as it's no cheap!)

However, another great and fantastic application is

Altaro
http://www.altaro.com/hyper-v-backup

We worked with this guys at lunch, and the product is ACE!

We have high hopes it will knock Veeam off the top spot!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:crcsupport
ID: 40435347
Both Veeam and Altaro seem fine
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now