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To take BMR on Hyper-V host server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    We have DPM 2010, and we would like to take BMR on Hyper-V host. 6 VM's are there in host and Hyper-v host is not in cluster.

    Questions

    1. If we take BMR on host all the VM's also part of this? and while restore to different hardware all the host settings and VM settings will be as it is?

    2. Short term protection we are looking ( total space 2 TB . Local and Storage from Disk). BMR only will support full backup? or can i do a incrimental + full backup?

    Thanks

    Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    A1) It depend, if the guests are located on a "critical volume" - then yes, the VM's will be part of the BMR backup.  You can see what volume are critical by running the following from an administrative command prompt:

       wbadmin start backup –allcritical –backuptarget:<some valid target path including a network share>

    Before the confirmation, wbadmin will list all the critical volumes in the system.

    If the volume containing the VM guests is not included, you can add it by modifying the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\BmrBackup.cmd and adding -include:X: to the command string where X: is the drive letter of the volume containing the VM's.

    IE: start  /WAIT %SystemRoot%\system32\wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -include:X: -quiet -backuptarget:%1

    See this link for restoring to different hardware:

    How to move a Windows installation to different hardware 
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694

    A2)  All BMR backups are FULL backups.


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    Sunday, June 24, 2012 4:50 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    A1) It depend, if the guests are located on a "critical volume" - then yes, the VM's will be part of the BMR backup.  You can see what volume are critical by running the following from an administrative command prompt:

       wbadmin start backup –allcritical –backuptarget:<some valid target path including a network share>

    Before the confirmation, wbadmin will list all the critical volumes in the system.

    If the volume containing the VM guests is not included, you can add it by modifying the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\BmrBackup.cmd and adding -include:X: to the command string where X: is the drive letter of the volume containing the VM's.

    IE: start  /WAIT %SystemRoot%\system32\wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -include:X: -quiet -backuptarget:%1

    See this link for restoring to different hardware:

    How to move a Windows installation to different hardware 
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694

    A2)  All BMR backups are FULL backups.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 4:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Mike

    Thanks for the reply. Exactly what i was looking.

    Regards

    Akther

    Monday, June 25, 2012 8:04 AM