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Backup practice or strategy for HyperV Host or Individual virtual Machines RRS feed

  • Question

    Hello,

    Current Strategy: We have 5 physical virtual host servers (windows server 2008 & 2008 R2) with 5-6 virtual instances/machines on each. Currently we are using Microsoft DPM 2007 to backup individual virtual machines and not backing up the host. DPM 2007 isn't doing the job for us now due to Tape drive compatibility issues. 

    Question: What is the best way to backup each virtual machine or host (do I need to?)?

    Goal: In case we have a virtual host crash and we need to rebuild new box or use another host, I would like grab a full back up and restore the entire virtual machine as is onto another host. 

    Also, in case we have a single virtual instance/machine corrupt or crash, I would like to use the full back and restore everything like it was (including all VM settings and data). 

    Thanks for you help!

    • Edited by dpower777 Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:57 PM
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 3:56 PM

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