I am making a blog post after a long time but now onwards I will be regular!
We keep getting queries on best practices/ways to protect Hyper-V VMs with SSR, so here is some useful information.
Two different Methods/strategies could be employed to protect virtual machines on Windows Server with Hyper-V role enabled environment:
Method 1: Host level backup
[Please note that for the backups to be crash consistent snapshot integration services should be installed in the guest machine.]
- Install Symantec System Recovery on the Windows Server with Hyper-V role enabled
- Take host backup. During backup please select OS volume and all related drives for backup. If OS volume and related drives are not backed up then user will not be able to restore.
As shown in screenshot below, all drives will be listed as related drives when Hyper-V role is enabled.