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Hyper V backups/restores RRS feed

  • Question

  • Currently we have a DPM 2010 server running on VMWare.  The storage pool drives are iSCSI.  It works well for file level backups/restores.  We are moving to Hyper V and getting off of VMware.

    After reading the documentation, if I want to backup a Hyper V host and its guests, and then do a file level restore from a backed-up guest or restore a whole VM/guest to a different Hyper V host, then I need to have the Hyper V role on the DPM server???

    If so then I need to build a Physical DPM server since you cant add the Hyper V role to your DPM server if its a virtual...correct?

    My goal is to setup a secondary DPM server at a remote sight and replicate the backups of my important Hyper V - VM's to that server.  In the event of a DR cut over, restore from the Secondary DPM server to a another Hyper V host at the DR site.

     

    Man just typing all of that is hurting my head:)

     

    Any thought would be great!!!


    Thanks, -Lindy
    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:38 AM

Answers

  • Hi Lindy,

    the following procedure could help you but that's not supported by Microsoft.

    http://blogs.nelite.com/blogs/yvarloud/archive/2011/01/29/dpm-2010-vhd-partial-restore-with-virtual-dpm-server.aspx

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:43 AM

All replies

  • Hi Lindy,

    the following procedure could help you but that's not supported by Microsoft.

    http://blogs.nelite.com/blogs/yvarloud/archive/2011/01/29/dpm-2010-vhd-partial-restore-with-virtual-dpm-server.aspx

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:43 AM
  • As you have said, any thought can be helpful, so I will try to provide you with as much information as I can.

    As far as I understand, you need to convert VMware VMs to Hyper-V VMs.

    There are several possible ways to do it: Convert Virtual Machine Wizard, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter, PowerShell commands, converting VMs using SCVMM, etc. Here you can find a very helpful article about it: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/vmm/vm-convert-vmware?view=sc-vmm-2019

    No matter what platform you use, I recommend backing up your VMs to prevent data loss and downtime. A great overview of conversion methods is provided by the Nakivo blog - check out this article to understand all pros and cons: https://www.nakivo.com/blog/how-to-convert-vmware-vm-to-hyper-v/

    Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:47 PM
  • Thanks, Theodore.  This post is nine years old:) and we went back to VMware maybe 5 years ago for our on-prem stuff.

    Thanks, -Lindy

    Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:08 PM