Microsoft has a white paper on how to backup and restore Hyper-V using System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (currently in RC stage, might be RTM announced at MMS). It includes:
- Protection for Live Migration scenarios, including Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
- Item level recovery (ILR) for restoring individual items from a host-based backup of a VM
- Restoring VMs to different Hyper-V hosts than where they were backed up
I was chatting with Hans Vredevoort 2 days ago about DPM 2010. He’s been working with it quite a lot and has some good contacts on the product. He says you need to be very careful about how you schedule backups of VM’s on CSV and that the devil is in the details. Read the paper once, twice and again.