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Setting up backup for Hyper V cluster RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a 12 Node hyper V cluster with 3 CSV volumes of 5 TB each and 90 Virtual Machines (As of now)..I am planning to implement a backup  for these servers.

    Hyper V host OS :  Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter Core Edition

    VM's -  Win 2008 and Win 2003 servers

    So far I am taking these backups manually to Tape using CA Arcserve which is very much time consuming and I Have no guarantee on the time to restore these..  Can some one share your experience on implementing this backup in your company or at your customer sites..

    Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:48 PM

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  • I have a 12 Node hyper V cluster with 3 CSV volumes of 5 TB each and 90 Virtual Machines (As of now)..I am planning to implement a backup  for these servers.

    Hyper V host OS :  Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter Core Edition

    VM's -  Win 2008 and Win 2003 servers

    So far I am taking these backups manually to Tape using CA Arcserve which is very much time consuming and I Have no guarantee on the time to restore these..  Can some one share your experience on implementing this backup in your company or at your customer sites..

    Hi Hashir,

    It sounds like your environment is a good candidate for protection using DPM.  I am going to refer you to a very detailed post by a fellow MVP on backing up Hyper-V with DPM. This is the link: http://virtualisationandmanagement.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/hyper-v-csv-protection-with-dpm-2010/ . I would recommend checking out this post.


    My Blog | www.buchatech.com | www.systemcenterportal.com
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    Friday, April 12, 2013 2:43 AM
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  • Hi ,

    Thanks for the detailed steps.

    I am testing DPM 2012 on the Hyper V test cluster which has 2 nodes and two CSV's... Share me if you some documents..

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:53 AM
  • I have created a two node cluster with two csv's and tested DPM short term backup (disk based) which working fine. Now I am testing D2D2T....

    When the tape backup run's will DPM reads from the disk backup which is already happened part of short term protection or will it take from the server again....

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013 5:09 AM
  • In our case we are using Veeam and pretty happy with it; it has proved previously to be quite efficient and reliable solution. We’re also very excited about its coming tape support functionality, since it is supposed to solve variety of problems we face on regular basis while dealing with copying to tape.

    So, totally worth trying.

    Kind regards, Leonardo.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013 3:46 PM
  • In our case we are using Veeam and pretty happy with it; it has proved previously to be quite efficient and reliable solution. We’re also very excited about its coming tape support functionality, since it is supposed to solve variety of problems we face on regular basis while dealing with copying to tape.

    So, totally worth trying.

    Kind regards, Leonardo.

    Just for your information - the new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (v7) with tape support, Virtual Labs for Hyper-V and other new capabilities and features will be available between August and September.
    Thursday, August 1, 2013 9:36 AM
  • I have created a two node cluster with two csv's and tested DPM short term backup (disk based) which working fine. Now I am testing D2D2T....

    When the tape backup run's will DPM reads from the disk backup which is already happened part of short term protection or will it take from the server again....


    Yes. The data sent to tape will be copied from the latest recovery point on disk.

    My Blog | www.buchatech.com | www.systemcenterportal.com
    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer". This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights! Always test ANY suggestion in a test environment before implementing!

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:39 AM
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  • Leonardo,

    If you haven't already heard, Veeam Backup & Replication v7 is now available. Please let us know what you think after you try it.


    #1 VM backup for VMware and Hyper-V

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 3:54 PM