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Adding Hyper-V virtual machines

Created: 16 Sep 2013 • Updated: 23 Sep 2013 | 4 comments
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Can anyone advise me how to properly add Hyper-V virtual machines in BE 2012?

There is no option to select a Hyper-V server so I assume that selecting "Microsoft Windows computers and servers" should automatically detect a virtual server and add it as such. However, when I add a virtual server that way, it simply says "Microsoft Windows computer" in the properties.

I understand that one of the big selling points of BE 2012 is that it is VM "application aware" i.e. servers that store critical dynamic contents such as Exchange, SQL server or a domain controller have the relevant components properly restored during a disaster recovery excercise.


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pkh's picture

You just need to add the host and back up the entire host. Any VM on that host will be backed up and they would be automatically added

Marco199's picture

I have just added the Hyper-V host servers and it recognised it as such, giving me the choice to backup all Hyper-V guest machines.

There are two issues with this now:

1. In the Backup and Restore server view, it only shows me the host servers. I need to see the backup information for each of the virtual servers in that view.

2. I am unable to select Simplified Disaster Recovery


pkh's picture

Have you done a backup of the entire host?

Marco199's picture

Ok, thanks, the VMs have now appeared- why is this not documented???