Hyper-V backup implementation guide
Planning your Hyper-V backup solution is important to ensure that backups and restores of Hyper-V hosts and guests work as intended. This document provides information and helpful hints so that you have a best practice solution that meets your expectations.
The Hyper-V backup implementation guide is a PDF that can be selected from the PDF link at the top of this page.
The guide includes information on the following areas:
- Hyper-V backup considerations
- Hyper-V best practice
- Best practice for hosts
- Best practice for guests
- Best practices for storing host data
- Selecting the best backup type
- Best practice backup scenarios
- System Protection backups
- Hyper-V Granular Restore tips
- Advanced topics and technologies
- Failover & Cluster Volumes
- Offsite backups
- Hyper-V snapshots
- SMB 3
- Troubleshooting Hyper-V backups
Important points that should be considered when planning Hyper-V backups.
Implementing a Hyper-V backup solution means aligning what you are backing up, how you are backing it up and your backup destination. This section provides best practice suggestions for a Hyper-V backup implementation, using BackupAssist.
This section includes information about:
System Protection backups are recommended for most Hyper-V servers because they can use the Hyper-V Granular Restore tool and Data containers, and they can be used in a recovery. This section contains some important considerations when using System Protection to back up a Hyper-V environment.
BackupAssist v9 and later uses the Integrated Restore Console, which seamlessly restores granular guest data. BackupAssist v8 and earlier use the Hyper-V Granular Restore Console to restore guest data. This guides includes tips for using the older Hyper-V Granular Restore Console.
This section provides advice for the folowing technologies:
This section contains information and troubleshooting steps for specific Hyper-V problems.
For detailed instructions on how to use BackupAssist to create backup jobs and perform restores , please refer to our Hyper-V Protection guide.