How to back up Hyper V host as well as the vm's on the host

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How to back up Hyper V host as well as the vm's on the host

Veeam Logoby GarrettG » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:39 pm

Is it possible to back up both the Hyper V host as well as the vm's running on the hyper v host? What is best practice and how to accomplish this?
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Re: How to back up Hyper V host as well as the vm's on the h

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:11 pm

It's a bad idea to backup the entire host with all VMs.

The best practice is:

1. Don't worry about backing up the host itself, as redeploying one takes little time (comparable with performing the restore). But if you do still want to back the host up, then use Veeam Agent for Windows excluding the volume that hosts your VMs.

2. Backup your VMs with the specialized VM backup product, such as Veeam Backup & Replication.
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Re: How to back up Hyper V host as well as the vm's on the h

Veeam Logoby GarrettG » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:21 pm

Ok, that is what I thought. Thanks for your input!

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