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Regenerate Snapshots from .avhdx files

I'm getting used to Hyper-V and I come into this situation: I manually did a backup and a restore of a virtual machine with 1 disk and 2 snapshots. My restored machine has a .vhdx file and 2 .avhdx ...
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32 views

Using VHD disk as a centralized backup device?

i have 2 physical servers (3rd will come later) and 2 hyper-vs on 1st one. I would use Windows Server Backup utility for backup all systems. Was thinking about to buy NAS, so i bought it, Synology ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 VM Back up fails with Insufficient storage available to create either the shadow copy storage file or other shadow copy data

This problem was first encountered on an IBM x3650 in a cluster with an IBM x3550 for failover, however this problem is reproducible on a server running HyperV not part of a cluster. When I try to ...
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3answers
179 views

Moving system from ESXi to Hyper-V

I have a problem with moving a system from ESXi to Hyper-V. The system on ESXi has got 100GB allocated space on HDD. The system is made from an image file(size about 6GB). The machine hosting ...
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1answer
501 views

Windows Server Backup fails to backup Hyper-V VM with “Access is denied”

I'm trying to use Windows Server Backup on my Windows Server 2012 box to backup my Hyper-V VMs. I created a backup job but each job ends with some "Access is denied" errors. One of my VMs (Linux ...
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87 views

Install applications on Hyper V Server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? Is it possible to install applications on either Hyper V 2008 or 2012? I don't mean installing applications on child ...
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115 views

SAN Snapshot backups

In our environment, we have three physical servers that are running Windows Hyper-V to host various server images. The Images themselves are stored on a Dell Equallogic SAN connected via the iSCSI ...
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1k views

Best way to backup MySQL database server running in Hyper-V

We are running a production MySQL v5.5 database server on a Windows 2008 R2 VM. We are currently just performing a daily mysqldump of the database, and then backing those up. Our backup solution ...
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225 views

Suggestions for splitting server roles amongst Hyper-V virtual servers / RAID6 or RAID10? / AppAssure

We have 2 Hyper-V hosts at present running 1 virtual server that was converted from a physical box running all roles. My plan is to split the roles over various virtual machines, upgrading to the ...
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1answer
232 views

Restoring Hyper-V VM without a Windows Server Backup

I have a Hyper-V host that has a bad VM that I am trying to restore from a backup copy on the SAN. I've copied over everything, created a new VM and attached the backup .vhd file but now Windows is ...
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393 views

Backing up HyperV VMs on a dedicated server

I have a dedicated server, and just started installing some VMs on to the box using HyperV. I am currently backing up the VMs using a HyperV backup tool, which seems to work quite well, and then the ...
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230 views

Advice on off-site backup of Hyper-V Failover Cluster

We are currently setting up a Server 2008 R2 which will be off-site over a leased line with VPN. At the main site is 2 x Hyper-V hosts in a failover cluster with PowerVault M3000i iSCSI SAN. We are ...
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1answer
146 views

Backup a Hyper-V cluster

We need a backup application to backup our Hyper-V cluster VMs on a shared Dell SAN to another server with 20TB of disk space. Any ideas of software that works well? We tried using DPM 2010 ...
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309 views

Hyper-v back-up

We are trying to decide a good backup strategy for our new Hyper-V setup. We have 3 VMs on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V host. We installed Symantec BackupExec 2010 on the host and have the Hyper-V Agent ...
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1answer
322 views

Hyper-V and Backup Exec 2010

We are using Backup Exec 2010 R2 with the Hyper-V agent installed on our Hyper-V host. THe backup exec media server is also installed on the Hyper-V host. When we backup our VMs, BExec backs up the ...
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Best practice? Using DPM to backup VMs within each VM or through the host?

We've got two Hyper-V hosts running multiple VMs (all flavors of Windows Servers). One of the VMs is running MS Data Protection Manager 2010, which runs beautifully (most of the time) and is ...
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1answer
381 views

SQL Server VSS Writer, Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008 backups

I have a virtual server running SQL Server 2008 R2. On the server I have configured two maintenance plans, one that takes differential backups every day except Saturday and a job that takes full ...
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274 views

Hyper V Backup Solution

We are going to be P2V 3 of our servers. During this process, we would like to rethink / rebuild how we backup our data. I want to try and move away from the traditional tape backup. However, there ...
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1answer
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Hyper-v Core backup so slow across LAN

Our T610 server has 2 Gb NICs and a guest VHD thats 28GB in size. When I copied that VHD from our file server [Server 2003] to the local drive on hyper_v core it took over 3 hours. This concerns me ...
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Backup strategy for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V

I am in the process of planning a Hyper-V deployment with SCVMM 2008 R2. I have several VMs on VMWare Player (temporary solution) for stuff like Sharepoint 2007, 2010, and a couple of other server ...
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3k views

How do I create a backup of a vhd file?

How to back up a vhd automatically? Is there any tool which I can set up?
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2answers
811 views

Windows Server Backup - Recover only shows the latest backup

We're having quite some trouble at work using Windows Server Backup. We have a HyperV server (Win 2008) running 8 virtual web servers, these are running a variety of OS'es: Win 2003, Win 2008 and a ...
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205 views

Whole VM backup vs in VM backup?

I have Data Protection Manager 2007, and will be setting up Hyper-V on Windows Server Datacentre 2008 R2. With Data Protection Manager, if I perform regular backups of my VMs (stored in Hyper-V), ...
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2answers
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How to convert a Win2003 server to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

What is the easiest way to convert a Win2003 server to a Hyper-V Virtual machine? Ideally, I'd like to use a backup tool to create an image across the network. What is the best way to do this?
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1answer
540 views

Hyper-V host backup failing using Windows Server Backup

The host in question is a Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition host with 64GB of RAM set up as a dedicated Hyper-V server with a 2TB backing store attached via a PERC 5/e controller to a Dell ...
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527 views

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup or Cluster?

Which would be better If I have a copy of the vhd backed up or implement clustering of vm (failover) in windows 2008 r2??
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Backing up Hyper-V Server?

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. ...
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1answer
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Command line backup of running Hyper-V images using Volume Shadow Copies (VSS) and Diskshadow.exe

I need to backup running Hyper-V virtual machines with minimal downtime via a command prompt. Backups should be stored on another local disk or remote share.
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What is a good backup plan for Hyper-V Virtual Images?

I have one machine with Hyper-V (not the bare metal version - the Windows 2008 OS version) that we are experimenting with. I would love to backup from the host OS and not from each individual virtual ...