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  • Hi,

    You can protect the workloads and data inside the guest by installing DPM 2010 agents in the guests.  If the guest are Windows 2008 or R2, you can protect the OS using BMR.

    The only way to protect the .vhd's them selves would be to export the VM to a Windows host with a DPM Agent, then protect the files as flat files.

    If you use Windows Hyper-V - we can protect the guests at the host level, and have item level (file level) restores from inside the .vhd without having to restore the whole VM, or VHD.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, September 17, 2010 10:30 PM
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  • Hi,

    You can protect the workloads and data inside the guest by installing DPM 2010 agents in the guests.  If the guest are Windows 2008 or R2, you can protect the OS using BMR.

    The only way to protect the .vhd's them selves would be to export the VM to a Windows host with a DPM Agent, then protect the files as flat files.

    If you use Windows Hyper-V - we can protect the guests at the host level, and have item level (file level) restores from inside the .vhd without having to restore the whole VM, or VHD.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, September 17, 2010 10:30 PM
    Moderator
  • A blog which describe this: http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm/archive/2010/04/08/backup-vmware-virtual-machines.aspx

    With powershell etc.

    Why can BackupExec do this and DPM2010 not??? Both work with snapshotting to backup.

    Can maby the BackupExec method be used in DPM2010? Not tried myself.
    http://www.techbind.org/post/2010/11/10/Backup-Exec-2010-How-to-troubleshoot-virtual-machine-VSS-snapshot-and-quiesce-issues-during-VMware-backups.aspx
    C:\Program Files\SYMANTEC\BACKUP EXEC\RAWS\VSS Provider
        post-thaw-script.bat
        pre-freeze-script.bat

    In DPM call the scripts:
    You do this by editing the Scriptingconfig.xml file on that protected server.  This can be found under the agent installation directory (%programfiles%\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Scripting\)

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    <ScriptConfiguration xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/dls/ScriptingConfig.xsd">

    <DatasourceScriptConfig DataSourceName="<DataSource>">

    <PreBackupScript><path>\<Script></PreBackupScript pre-freeze-script.bat>

    <PostBackupScript><path>\<Script></PostBackupScript post-thaw-script.bat>

    <TimeOut>15 </DatasourceScriptConfig>

    </ScriptConfiguration>

     

     

     

     

    Everybody, ask the DPM2010 team for the VMware Backup feature:
    Share your thoughts on the Future Enhancements to DPM with the DPM Product Team.

    Survey Link: http://connect.microsoft.com/site840/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=11130

    Friday, November 26, 2010 7:51 AM