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Backing up from Hyper-V Replica Target

Post by neelyae » Oct 24, 2014 5:15 pm

Hi,

Is it possible to do an Offline backup of a Hyper-V target replica VM that is currently receiving replica updates? The VM is powered down, but does have changing data. Since its currently being replicated, would i still have to do a Crash-Consistent backup?

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Re: Backing up from Hyper-V Replica Target

Post by veremin » Oct 27, 2014 7:27 am

Is it possible to do an Offline backup of a Hyper-V target replica VM that is currently receiving replica updates? The VM is powered down, but does have changing data.
You mean you want to backup a replica VM at the same time the replication job is taking place or just to backup a replica VM? Thanks.

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Re: Backing up from Hyper-V Replica Target

Post by neelyae » Oct 27, 2014 1:06 pm

Sorry, i am using Microsoft Hyper-v 2012 to do replication from a source to a target machine. To do Hyper-V 2012 replication, the VM on the target must be powered down. I am wondering if i can do an Offline backup of that VM or, since its VHD file is changing due to the replication, would i still have to do a crash consistent backup?

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Re: Backing up from Hyper-V Replica Target

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 27, 2014 9:54 pm

I believe it should be possible to backup of a VM that is writing data to its new checkpoint. Do you see any errors while running your backup job?

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Re: Backing up from Hyper-V Replica Target

Post by foggy » Oct 28, 2014 10:49 am

I would recommended to schedule backup of replica VMs at the time when replication is not underway. Just to make sure you always have consistent VM state in the backup.

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