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Backing up Hyper-V VM's

Created: 25 Jan 2013 • Updated: 02 Mar 2013 | 1 comment
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My larger challenge will be getting from 11d to Continous Protection for Hyper-V.

Can anyone chime in on how they backup their SQL/Exchange (any DB) VM's.  Do you just backup VHD's; or do you actually perform application aware backups of the databases from Symantec Backup Exec?

Looking for strategies....

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You can do both with the newer releases of BE.  To backup the VM's as VM, you would need 1 Hyper-V agent per VM host.  To backup each application, you would need 1 Agent for Applications and Databases for each application/database for each machine. You can do GRT restores of files, Exchange, SQL databases and AD from your VM backup.

You might also want to look at the V-Ray edition if you have a lot of VM's to back up.