Hyper-V Virtual machine backup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have installed Virtual Machines under Hyper-V (installed as a role unter Windows Server 2012) and would like to organize backups of the VMs.

    My idea was to create snapshots in the Hyper-V host and to backup those files. Is this the right way? If yes, I have two specific questions:

    a) How can I create snapshots automatically (e.g. once a week)? I could not find a possibility to specify that step as a queue job.

    b) Which files/directories do I Need for the backup? I know the snapshot Folder, but there are plenty of Folders (planned snapshots, ...), XML files, etc. Would it be sufficient to backup only the 'snapshot' Folder which contains obviously all the snapshots?

    Thank you for any suggestions!

    • Edited by UBT-AW Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:29 PM
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:28 PM