I've got a Hyper-V Server 2008 (i.e. Core) box running the following:
- A Windows 2008 domain controller and fileserver.
- A backup domain controller (also Windows 2008).
- An Ubuntu server web server.
I'd like to ensure that this is backed up to an external (USB) hard disk, but I'm running into some problems.
- I can't mount the USB hard disk in any of the guests (or can I?). This means that the backup has to be done from the host.
- The file server guest has several physical disks mounted (i.e. they're not VHD files). This means that I can't back them up from the host.
How should I go about backing this up?
I'm going to try the following:
- Plug the external disk into the host, mount it and share it.
- On the Windows PCs, use WBADMIN to do a complete backup to the network share (e.g.
- I'm still wondering about how to back up the Ubuntu box to the external disk. I'll raise another question about this.
- I'm also still wondering about how to go about scripting/scheduling this -- I can't use the built-in Windows Backup schedule, because the external disk might not be available.
I've managed to (temporarily) get hold of another Hyper-V-capable PC, so I'll try a disaster recovery scenario at the weekend.