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Using Google Drive as VM backup

Posted on 2015-01-19
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Last Modified: 2015-01-20
Is there anyway to use Google drive as weekly backup of my servers which run as VMs in Windows Hyper-v server?

$10 per month for 1TB google drive:

The strategy should be, one time full backup of 10 Hyper-V  VMs, then it does differential backups for next 2 weeks or 1 month, then they cycle starts again.

What software do I need and use this Google drive as a safe backup for my VMs?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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It cannot get a lock on the Virtual Machines, unless you power them off, because they are locked by the OS.

If you use Veeam Backup and Replication, you can backup your VMs, and then send the Backup Repository to Google Drive, or use Windows Backup, and then send the Windows Backups to Google Drive.

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It's two steps, I backup locally and send to Google drive.  So, basically there is  not a software directly backup VMs to Google drive?

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I thought there might be  some software do in some smart way, but that's ok. I can do powershell scripting to move the locally backed up files to Google drive.
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Not that' I've seen at present.

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