protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

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protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

Veeam Logoby frankive » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:55 pm

Hi.
We are soon planning to migrate a single vm running on a a 2008 r2 hyper-v host to another hyper-v host which is protected by Veeam B&R.
Until then, will the host (or in particular the vm) be enough protected by running endpoint from the host?
It is just a fileserver, no special applications.

Any experience restore the vm from a host endpoint backup? would the best way to just restore the .vhd inside the backup file?
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Re: protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:23 pm

You'd be better off to install Endpoint directly in the VM and back it up as if it was a physical machine.

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Re: protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

Veeam Logoby frankive » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:28 pm

what would be the best way to rotate usb-drives with that scenario without any manual intervention? (beside the actual physical switching)
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Re: protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:27 pm

Is there any particular reason you want to use rotating USB drives? Why not just target the current Veeam repository used by VBR which is protecting the other host? Endpoint can be configured to send its backups there, too.

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Re: protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

Veeam Logoby frankive » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:05 am

I know, but for know the customer dont have a VBR environment at all, just a single host with 1 vm.
I am fully aware of the different solutions with VBR and endpoint but are particular interested if Endpoint actually can protect a single hyper-v host with their VMs.
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Re: protecting a single vm on a 2008 r2 hyper-v host

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:56 am

Frank,

The process of USB rotating devices is described here: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/endpoint/1 ... vices.html

The problem is... Passing that USB device to your VM which is a problem on a Hyper-V VM...

I personally would dive into the free Veeam Backup & Replication product and use VeeamZIP to do the backup of that VM (you can even use that backup afterwards then to migrate it to the new host). Scheduling is possible also through PowerShell: https://www.veeam.com/blog/veeam-backup ... shell.html

My 2 cents
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