Hyper V VM Snapshots versus VHD backups
Posted on 2016-10-22
My question is about best practices about having SnapShots and VHD backups of Virtual Machines hosted on Hyper -V
I know that Snapshots is not meant for substitute for Regular Backup and mostly meant for testing configuration and development purposes , Having VHS backups are better for backups. But I would like to know expert's ideas about using these techniques and best practices. Personally I am not fun of using snapshots of production Servers believing that it might create some instabilities especially tree-like snapshots, if it is the right term, more than linear snapshots. ( Term snapshots might be different in HYPER-V world but i think you know what I mean by snapshots in VMWARE ). But on the other end having VHD backups might require storage spaces.
Please let me know what would be your approach when it comes to leveraging HYPER V Virtualization technology for backup and restore operations without using any 3rd tool but just natively and I am definitely aware of the other approach for back up restore operation but my question is specifically about leveraging HYPER V virtualization technology
Thanks in advance