How to backup Hyper-V with Backup Exec

Article:TECH64287  |  Created: 2008-01-21  |  Updated: 2013-02-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64287
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Subject

Issue



How to backup Hyper-V with Backup Exec


Solution



To run an online backup of Hyper-V virtual machines, the following requirements must be met: 
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 and 2008 R2 / 2003 SP2 / Vista SP1 / XP SP3 installed on the virtual machine.
  • Integration Servers with Backup (Volume snapshot)
  • The virtual machine is in a running state.
If the conditions above are not met, the virtual machine is backed up offline.

To use Symantec's Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), install the Remote Agent for Windows Systems on the virtual machine.

If a full installation of Backup Exec is not installed on the Microsoft Server 2008 Hyper-V enabled server,  install the Remote Agent for Windows Systems on the machine.

To back up data by using the Microsoft Hyper V Agent:

1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

2. Click New Backup Job.

3. On the Properties pane, under Source, click Selections.

  

4. Select the Virtual Machines you want to back up under Microsoft Hyper-V

5. To backup Virtual Server application configuration settings. Select Initial Store . [ This item includes the virtual server application configuration settings.] 

 

6. On the Properties pane, under Settings, click Microsoft Hyper-V
 
Exclude virtual machines that must be put in a saved state to back up.

- Check this option to exclude from the backup all offline virtual machines that are in a
  running state when the backup begins.

Use Backup Exec Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) to enable the restore of
individual files and folders from Virtual Machines

- Check this option to enable the restore of individual files and folders from the backup.
  Install the Remote Agent for Windows Systems on the virtual machine
  on which the data is to be restored.
 
- Enable Application GRT for Active directory, Exchange or SQL is virtual machine is running the same.
 
  Note: Respective licenses should be installed for application GRT to work .
 
7. Start the backup job or select other backup options from the Properties pane.
 



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