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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it possible to use windows backup to backup a hyper-v vm to a mapped drive. We have wd cloud home storage which we need to use for backup but the only option it is giving us a mapped network drive. Moreover it does not provide folder sharing tab for folders.

    Thanks.

    Monday, June 17, 2019 12:31 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    Here are several scenarios for backup virtual machine support

    Supported scenarios:

    • DPM can back up virtual machines running on Hyper-V host servers in the following scenarios:
    • Virtual machines with local or direct storage - Back up virtual machines hosted on Hyper-V host standalone servers that have local or directly attached storage. For example a hard drive, a storage area network (SAN) device, or a network attached storage (NAS) device. The DPM protection agent must be installed on all hosts.
    • Virtual machines in a cluster with CSV storage - Back up virtual machines hosted on a Hyper-V cluster with Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) storage. DPM 2012 SP1 introduced express full backup, parallel backups, and cluster query improvements for CSV backup. The DPM protection agent is installed on each cluster node.
    • Virtual machines with SMB storage - Back up virtual machines hosted on a Hyper-V standalone server or cluster with SMB 3.0 file server storage. SMB shares are supported on a standalone file server or on a file server cluster. If you're using an external SMB 3.0 file server the DPM protection agent should be installed on it. If the storage server is clustered, the agent should be installed on each cluster node. You'll need full-share and folder-level permissions for the machine$ account of the application server on the SMB share.
    • Back up virtual machines configured for live migration - Live migration allows you to move virtual machines from one location to while providing uniterrupted access. You can migrate virtual machines between two standalone servers, within a single cluster, or between standalone and cluster nodes. Multiple live migrations can run concurrently. You can also perform a live migration of virtual machine storage so that virtual machines can be moved to new storage locations while they continue to run. DPM can back up virtual machines that are configured for live migration. Read more.
    • Back up replica virtual machines - Back up replica virtual machines running on a secondary server (DPM 2012 R2 only)

    For more information, please see here:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/dpm/back-up-hyper-v-virtual-machines?view=sc-dpm-2019

    I think we can do this, but I still recommend that you contact the storage vendor and confirm that.

    WINDOWS SERVER BACKUP LIMITATIONS AND SHORTFALLS:

    https://www.novastor.com/windows-server-backup-limitations/

    Hope this can help you. Please help me mark the useful reply as an answer. Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,

    Daniel



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    Monday, June 17, 2019 3:06 AM
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting in our forum!

    Here are several scenarios for backup virtual machine support

    Supported scenarios:

    • DPM can back up virtual machines running on Hyper-V host servers in the following scenarios:
    • Virtual machines with local or direct storage - Back up virtual machines hosted on Hyper-V host standalone servers that have local or directly attached storage. For example a hard drive, a storage area network (SAN) device, or a network attached storage (NAS) device. The DPM protection agent must be installed on all hosts.
    • Virtual machines in a cluster with CSV storage - Back up virtual machines hosted on a Hyper-V cluster with Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) storage. DPM 2012 SP1 introduced express full backup, parallel backups, and cluster query improvements for CSV backup. The DPM protection agent is installed on each cluster node.
    • Virtual machines with SMB storage - Back up virtual machines hosted on a Hyper-V standalone server or cluster with SMB 3.0 file server storage. SMB shares are supported on a standalone file server or on a file server cluster. If you're using an external SMB 3.0 file server the DPM protection agent should be installed on it. If the storage server is clustered, the agent should be installed on each cluster node. You'll need full-share and folder-level permissions for the machine$ account of the application server on the SMB share.
    • Back up virtual machines configured for live migration - Live migration allows you to move virtual machines from one location to while providing uniterrupted access. You can migrate virtual machines between two standalone servers, within a single cluster, or between standalone and cluster nodes. Multiple live migrations can run concurrently. You can also perform a live migration of virtual machine storage so that virtual machines can be moved to new storage locations while they continue to run. DPM can back up virtual machines that are configured for live migration. Read more.
    • Back up replica virtual machines - Back up replica virtual machines running on a secondary server (DPM 2012 R2 only)

    For more information, please see here:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/dpm/back-up-hyper-v-virtual-machines?view=sc-dpm-2019

    I think we can do this, but I still recommend that you contact the storage vendor and confirm that.

    WINDOWS SERVER BACKUP LIMITATIONS AND SHORTFALLS:

    https://www.novastor.com/windows-server-backup-limitations/

    Hope this can help you. Please help me mark the useful reply as an answer. Thanks in advance!

    Cheers,

    Daniel



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    Monday, June 17, 2019 3:06 AM
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  • Hi,
    Just want to confirm the current situations.
    Please feel free to let us know if you need further assistance.
    Best Regards,
    Daniel

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    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:06 AM
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