Plan you Hyper-V backup

Using Xopero ONE you can protect hyper-V enviroments. Both native support for backup of virtual machines inside, as well as file-level and image-level backup of the physical hyper-V host.

Overview

See the article below for general rules for creating effective backup plans. But multi-environment backups have their own specific options.

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pageHyper-V VMs backuppageHyper-V host backup

You protect virtual machines with the "Hyper-V backup" backup type, but you can also protect the Hyper-V host with file-level and image-level backups.

General suggestions

Hyper-V host performance will be a key aspect. Performance dictates how many virtual machines you can secure at the same time.

You can create a backup for all machines on the host and automatically protect machines you create in the future. In the backup plan, in the Advanced settings section in the Task balancing tab, you can select the number of virtual machines to be backed up at the same time. You can also do backup individually with a break in between.

When securing virtual machines, the Xopero ONE software uses the RCT (Replica Change Tracking) function to calculate differences in virtual machine disk blocks. Thanks to this, you can perform a backup much faster. You can also use the classic, slower method.

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pageHyper-V RCT

There is also an option to bypass virtual machine disks that cannot be included in the system snapshot.

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pageSkip Disks

Advanced

Backup of hyper-V virtual machines is based on system snapshots. Various levels of support are possible, we always strive for Application aware snapshots that are the most consistent.

Hyper-V under the "Application aware" option also includes File-system consistant snapshot. Therefore, it is worth having the "Application aware" option enabled for various Linux distributions.

More on this topic and detailed information about Linux distributions supported by Hyper-V can be found on the official Microsoft websites.

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