How to Backup Hyper-V in a clustered environment.

Article:TECH64567  |  Created: 2008-01-28  |  Updated: 2011-05-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64567
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



How to Backup Hyper-V in a clustered environment.


Error



Virtual Node will not show the Virtual machines in the selection list for Hyper-V clusters.


Solution



 

Hyper-V application is not clustered however  the guest machines hosted by Hyper-V are in a cluster.
 
Backup Exec needs Hyper-V application running to query the guest machines hence  should be  backed up from the active node.
 
  • If the guest machines are clustered and hosted by Hyper-V Backup Exec backs up from the active node
  • Figure 1 shows the selection list of guests machines clustered and hosted by Hyper-V



(FIGURE 1)

 

Note: Virtual Node will not display the virtual machines in the selection list. Please refer to the Backup Exec Software compatibility list in the Related Documents Section.
 
  • Hyper-V application is not clustered but the guest machines on Hyper-V are clustered.
  • Backup Exec needs Hyper-V application running to query the guest machines hence we need to backup from the active node.




 

 




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312630


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