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Hyper-V backup is a part of server backup activity, so server solutions of Handy Backup are capable to save Hyper-V machine data. Handy Backup contains an instrument for automated backup of Hyper-V.
Using network-oriented editions of Handy Backup can provide the universal solution for creating data copies from any instance of of this VM in an entire network: physical servers containing arrays of these machines, virtual servers and workstations.
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Here are two methods to snapshot Hyper V architecture with an assistance of Handy Backup. The first method works “inside” the VM, and the second method uses the dedicated instrument, provided by Handy Backup for these purposes.
You can also backup Hyper-V machine using the specialized “Hyper-V” plug-in. Handy Backup uses the Volume Shadow Copying service (VSS), making a “hot” backup Hyper-V. Therefore, this is no need to stop the virtual machine before performing external copying.
Using the Hyper V snapshot backup is like creating a disk image, all the information from the target virtual machine is saved, with all system files, libraries, registry entries, data, temporary files and unused elements, keeping these data in a perfect order.
Any edition of Handy Backup can be installed under MS Windows on a virtual machine. Then you can run this copy of Handy Backup to save any data from this particular virtual machine to any storage media available for it. Handy Backup Server Network is a perfect edition for this case.
There is another possibility existed, when you install a Network Agent from the network-based edition of Handy Backup to your virtual machine running under Windows or some Linux editions. Then you can perform the centralized backup of this machine along with other network data.
To create a task automatically saving a Hyper-V snapshot, you can use the dedicated “Hyper-V” data source option. For using it, please follow the next instruction:
Starting with Handy Backup 7.7.7, you can freely save a host of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 VMs using any standalone edition of Handy Backup (e.g. Small Server) with an appropriate Hyper-V instrument available. If, for some reasons, you are still using an earlier version, or just prefer a centralized backup, then use the Server Network edition instead.
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The Server Network edition is a perfect server-level backup solution, capable to back up your Hyper-V virtual machines as well as any other server-type data. Fully-functional, 30-day trial!
An alternative way to create or restore Hyper-V snapshot externally is to use the “Computer” feature to find and save any .VHD files you need. This operation also allows “hot” Hyper-V backup.
The default location for disk images is C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks You may want to backup also the Hyper-V configuration, located at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V folderSelect the .VHD files you need using the “File filters…” option or manually.
Among the Hyper-V backup solutions, Handy Backup features flexibility, simplicity and high level of automation. These qualities made it a perfect Hyper-V backup software.
If you still have some questions about backing up Hyper-V with Handy Backup, please ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try it now, downloading the 30-day free trial solution from the official product page.
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