Using Windows Backup on a HyperV VM

Gad SAADIA
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Hello

My Configuration on a Single machine:
 
Windows Server 2016 HyperV Hypervisor in a Workgroup – with 2 HyperV VM's:
-      VM1 : Windows 2016, AD, DNS
-      VM2: Windows 2016, TSE
About 20 client PC and 5 remote TSE connections

My Question:
The Hypervisor is presently on a "workgroup". I have been suggested to integrate the Hypervisor into the Windows domain of VM1 as a member server.
This should allow the use of Windows Backup on VM1 to a USB drive connected to the Hypervisor

Is this solution technically OK? Should it work?
Is this a valid solution for backup of VM1?
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Commented:
Leave out the domain, it works perfectly without.
At the host, open diskmgmt.msc ->set that USB drive to "offline" using right click on the left end of the disk bar ->open hyper-v-management and add that physical disk to the guest. That's all.
Gad SAADIAManager

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Commented:
Very good idea not to integrate to domain

How do I add the physical disk to the VM? Which tool should I use?

Thank you
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Commented:
Do it right in hyper-v management.
Gad SAADIAManager

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Commented:
thank you
It works fine
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You are welcome.

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