Hyper-V Advanced – Enhance the performance of your Hyper-V backup solution

Hyper-V Advanced gives you powerful options for virtualized environments that aren't included in the BackupAssist Base License. Optimize your Hyper-V backups with these advanced restore and recovery features.

Rapid VM Recovery – Quickly spin up Hyper-V guests on their backup destinations to keep critical systems online during a recovery. This cuts downtime down to just minutes and gives you the time you need to complete full guest recoveries.
Granular Restore – Restore data from within a specific guest using a backup of multiple guests, taken at the host-level.
Complete support for all Hyper-V environments and technologies, including Volume Shadow-copy Service (VSS), Microsoft Replica, and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).
Restore individual mail items from within a specific guest running Exchange Server when you combine this add-on with Exchange Granular.
Easy, affordable licensing means you’ll only need one Hyper-V Advanced license per host server – covering an unlimited amount of guests on that server.
Support for all Hyper-V capable Operating Systems, including support for Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2 and 2008.

Why choose this Add-on?

As your IT environments become more sophisticated, protecting virtualized servers will inevitably require more powerful, enhanced features.

That’s why we offer our users with more mature Hyper-V environments the additional features they need in the form of our Hyper-V Advanced add-on.

With Hyper-V Advanced, as your needs expand your backup solution will keep up. What’s more, the low-cost price of this modular Add-on means your budget stays in check.  Because Hyper-V Advanced is licensed per host, you’ll only need one license to perform granular restores and rapid recoveries of your guests.

If you’re running a sophisticated Hyper-V environment, Hyper-V Advanced is for you.

Rapid VM Recovery

One of the biggest advantages to Hyper-V Advanced is its ability to minimize your recovery downtime with Rapid VM Recovery. This is done by using an existing Hyper-V host to rapidly spin up guests on their backup destinations as a quick fix, keeping those critical systems online and giving you the time you need to perform full guest recoveries.

You can even have a Hyper-V host spin up the guest backups from an entirely different Hyper-V host.

The result? Critical systems and data can be brought back online and made functional again within seconds.

Let’s say for example you lose a critical guest that’s running an SQL Server, and another running Exchange Server, that are both vital to your business continuity.  Under normal circumstances, these important systems would be offline and inaccessible while you perform full recoveries of the guests.  That downtime could last many hours and be costly to your business.

With Rapid VM Recovery, you can spin up backups of those guests in seconds.  BackupAssist will run the guests directly off their backup destinations, getting critical systems back online fast and giving you a temporary stop-gap to minimize downtime. That way, you can perform full recoveries at a time that won’t impact your business.

Any changes made to these guests will be tracked and stored within the host, and then once full recoveries have been performed, BackupAssist will merge the changes back into the newly recovered, live version of the guests. 

No downtime.  No data loss.  No problem.

Granular Restores

In a virtualized environment, your Hyper-V guests contain the bulk of the critical data your business depends upon.  That’s why Hyper-V Advanced gives you Granular Restores – the ability to restore individual files, folders and applications from within any selected guest.

With Hyper-V Advanced, backups are still performed at the host-level, meaning you only need to pay for one license per host, regardless of how many guests that host contains.  However, from that host level backup you will be able to dive down into each individual guest to select and restore unique data.

No more restoring an entire guest just to get to the file you need.

Not only that, Hyper-V Advanced can also be combined with Exchange Granular, allowing you to restore individual mailbox items like emails, contacts, calendar items and more from within an Exchange Server running as a Hyper-V guest.

Hyper-V features: Base License vs Hyper-V Advanced

Feature Base License Hyper-V Advanced
Recover entire hosts and guests

Restore data from within a host

Backup and recover individual guests

Rapidly spin up guests from their backup destinations to resume the guest functions until full recoveries have been performed.

Full support for CSV environments

Licensed per host

Live, host-level backups using VSS

Restore individual files, folders and applications from within a guest

Combine with Exchange Granular to restore individual mailbox items from with an Exchange Server running as a Hyper-V guest


  • Supported OS
    Supported Host platforms: Windows Hyper-V Server, Windows Server 2012/R2 Core with Hyper-V Role, Windows Server 2008/R2 Core with Hyper-V Role, Windows Server 2012/R2 with Hyper-V Role, Windows Server 2008/R2 with Hyper-V Role.
    Supported Guest platforms: Windows Server 2012/R2, 2008/R2; Windows 10/8/7
    BackupAssist VM Granular Restore Console: Windows Server 2012/2008; Windows 8/7
  • Licensing
    Hyper-V Backup
    Included in BackupAssist
    Hyper-V Restore
    Hyper-V Advanced add-on
  • Method
    One-pass VHD image backup of the host to disk based devices.
  • Resources
    System Protection for Hyper-V Whitepaper

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