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Backup Cluster Windows Server 2012 R2 Shared VHD with Veeam Backup & Replication

Last Modified: 2017-11-15
Overview about my infra:
I have Host Hyper-V 2012 R2 and File Server Cluster installed in this host
So I have 2 nodes and 2 Disks VHD connected with iSCSI (DATA and QUORUM)
I want to Know how i can create the backup job under Veeam to ensure the backingup of my Full Cluster Configuration
2 nodes + thier vhd disks
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Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010

Run a backup of the Hyper-V host that includes the VHDX files, the VM files, and the System State. That should get everything you need to do a restore, but you'll probably want to do a full backup of the Host server to be sure (bare metal restore backup would probably be even better).

That said, I'm a little confused about your setup. Are you doing File Server clustering between the Hyper-V host server and a VM, or two VMs on the same host, or some other configuration?
Fethi ABASSIWindows system administrator


So i explain for more details:
It's cluster of vms and same host
I created VM1 and VM2
I created iscsi VDH Data.vhd and quorum.vdh (technologie Storge virtualization)
I maped these vhd's into my 2 Vms
And i creted the cmuster
Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
Top Expert 2010

In that case, backing up the Hyper-V Host server will meet your backup requirements.

That said, having File Server Clustering between two VMs on the same Virtual Host is completely useless from a high availability standpoint. Any hardware issues that affect one VM will almost always affect the other VM as well, and there is very little that can go wrong on a File Server that would benefit from software level High Availability (Which is what Clustering provides). It won't even improve performance, since you would have better performance just using the VM Host as a file server.

In addition, having Cluster services installed and running on the hyper-v host means that you lose the ability to use the same server license for both VMs. Hyper-V Hosts can *only* run Hyper-V to qualify for Microsoft's virtualization licensing benefits.
Fethi ABASSIWindows system administrator


For some constraints  used this architecture, so my need it's to backup iscsi vhd disks with my 2 vms under veeam software, i dont want to do bare metal backup of hyper-v host
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