BackUp Exec 16 - configuring Hyper-V backUps

Donna Johnson
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I am in the process of upgrading our BackUp Exec server and backups. We were on version 2012. We are upgrading to BackUp Exec 16. I built a new Windows Server, OS 2012r2 and installed the Backup Exec 16 software without an issues. I have a few physical servers that aren't VM host. I configure them. All are backing up without issue.

As for the VM Host and virtual machines, I'm wanting to use the new features so I can use file/folder-level Granular Recovery Technology (GRT). I'm just not sure how ro back up the VM's so I can do this and use Simple Disaster Recovery too. In other wordsCaptureVM.JPG, I want to be able to recover the whole VM and/or a file from that VM. What is the correct way to do this?

As so, when I configure the backup, when do I need to capture the Host Components? I have included a screenshot of what I'm trying to do. Just not sure if I need to have 2 backups, one for SDR and one for GRT.

Any advice or instruction on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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Has BUE been purchased already?

If not, then look into Veeam Community Edition. It can do 10 VMs with the full product suite of features at no cost.

If it has been, see above.

I _highly_ suggest avoiding BUE at all costs.
Donna JohnsonAsst. Systems Manager

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Yes, It has been purchased already. We have used the 2012 version for years. We get it deeply discounted. I have heard great things about Veeam. What do you mean see above?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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I mean, use Veeam anyway up to 10 VMs. :)

I trust Veeam. BUE? Not so much.
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Donna JohnsonAsst. Systems Manager

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I'll check it out but we have more VM's than 10.. Why do you dislike BUE so much?
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage

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The product and support failed us. Completely. Never again.

We moved to ShadowProtect by StorageCraft after that. Lately, we've been migrating our larger environments to Veeam. It just works.
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You can backup the Host and it's VMs in the same job. You will have to install the agent for windows on the VMs to restore,

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