Protecting Hyper-V VMs

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    To back up a Hyper-V VM using Mine with Veeam, perform the following steps:

    1. Add to the backup infrastructure a Hyper-V host that manages the VM. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Adding Microsoft Hyper-V Servers.
    2. Create a backup job to create restore points for the VM. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Creating Backup Jobs.

    Once the backup job successfully creates a restore point for the VM, you can use the restore point to restore the entire VM, its disks, files and application items. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Data Recovery.

    After you add a Hyper-V host to the backup infrastructure, you can perform the following operations to protect its workloads:

    • Create exact copies of Hyper-V VMs and maintain the copies in sync with the original VMs to be able to switch to the VM replicas in case a disaster strikes. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Replication.
    • Test VM backups and replicas to check whether you will be able to use them for recovery operations. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Recovery Verification.
    • Copy backup files to secondary repositories to be able to protect your data against disasters and virtual or physical machine failures. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Backup Copy.
    • Store copies of backup files on tapes to ensure the data is not accidentally deleted or changed. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Tape Devices Support.
    • Restore items of applications such as Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Application Item Restore.

    For the full list of features that Veeam Backup & Replication provides to protect Hyper-V VMs, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V.