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Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by riahc3 » Sep 11, 2019 11:59 am

Hello

I have a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks. Veeam gives a error saying it cant do it. I only want to backup the VM and OS, nothing else.

I tried just including the virtual disk and excluding the rest but same thing...

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Re: Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by PetrM » Sep 11, 2019 12:07 pm

Hi John!

VMs with pass-through virtual disks cannot be processed due to Hyper-V 2016 and later checkpoints limitation according to our release notes (page 17).

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Re: Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by jmmarton » Sep 12, 2019 8:29 pm

You could backup the VM by deploying an agent into the VM. At that point the agent just treats the pass-through disks as if they are local disks within the VM.

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Re: Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by riahc3 » Sep 13, 2019 10:52 am

PetrM wrote:
Sep 11, 2019 12:07 pm
VMs with pass-through virtual disks cannot be processed due to Hyper-V 2016 and later checkpoints limitation according to our release notes (page 17).
Yeah, I know it doesnt work :)

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Re: Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by riahc3 » Sep 13, 2019 10:53 am

jmmarton wrote:
Sep 12, 2019 8:29 pm
You could backup the VM by deploying an agent into the VM. At that point the agent just treats the pass-through disks as if they are local disks within the VM.
Could you please explain a bit better how to do this?

Also, Id like to backup the VM by itself AND in a separate job, backup the data on the passthru drives (all data, nothing else). How can I do this?

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Re: Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by riahc3 » Sep 15, 2019 3:28 pm

Can someone explain how to do this correctly?

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Re: Backing up a Hyper-V VM with passthru disks?

Post by PetrM » Sep 15, 2019 11:03 pm

Hi John!

You can deploy Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows into the vm and configure backup jobs or let Veeam B&R manage agent backups of this vm.

Please let us know if you have some questions.

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