Video Screencast Help
Symantec Appoints Michael A. Brown CEO. Learn more.

Backing Up a Microsoft Hyper V Cluster

Created: 09 Aug 2012 | 3 comments

Hi I am new to the world of backup exec and have a question or two -

Basically we have 2 server's connected to a san running a hyper V cluster and also a sperate windows 2008R2 server Running backup exec 2010 R3 with Hyper V, SQL, and Exchange agents.

in the selection list of a backup job under windows sytems I have several options I can select -

First off I have the cluster itself and then if I expand that I have the cluster storage node (A folder Picture) and also also a Microsft Hyper-V Virtual machine node (A server Picture) do I need to back up both of these or should I just select the Microsft Hyper-V Virtual machine node as they both seem to contain the virtual machine files can some also explain the difference if any in the 2?

Next under the windows sytems I also have a list of the Pysical / Virtual machines if I expand  the 2 pysical machines nodes that run the cluster I also have listed Microsoft Hyper-V which also contains a folder called Virtual machines, which is empty is there a reason why this would be empty? Also and finally on each of the 2 pysical machines there is a folder link which also points to the clusterstorage do I also need to back this up.

 

It seems to me if I select all the above I am backing up the virtual machines 3 times?

 

Also is there a guide anywhere on how to set up the backup correctly for a yperV cluster

 

many thanks

 

Colin

 

Comments 3 CommentsJump to latest comment

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

For your above 2 question ,I have found some link from symantec ,check if that helps to clear your dout to some extent by reading it,
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64567
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21770

Thanks

Sameer

Don't forget to give a "Thumbs Up" or Mark as "Solution" if someones advice has helped you.

Jaydeep S's picture

I would say the only thing that you need to backup from the Cluster node is the Virtual Machines under Hyper-V HA. For disaster recovery purpose, you could also backup System drive (C drive) and System state of the physical nodes.