Backup

Hyper-V Backups Cause Large Registry Files

June 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

I saw this one in my tweet feed this morning.  It’s an important one for anyone doing host level backups of virtual machines on W2008 R2 Hyper-V host servers.  Ben Armstrong has explained how the registry file of the host will grow over time as you back up virtual machines.  This [...]

Data Protection Manager 2010 Webcast

March 9, 2010 // 1 Comment

I joined this late due to a phone conference. This is a System Center Influencers briefing on Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010. The Aims Single supported solution for Microsoft workloads Single agent, no workload licensing Enterprise scalability in the 2010 release New Workload Additions Cluster [...]

Troubleshooting Windows Server Backup and Hyper-V

February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’ll be honest, this is something I’ve never attempted.  I just backup VM’s at the guest level mainly because you need to do this very often to get the complete results that you need.  Things like non-VSS aware applications and granular recovery require in-VM backup/recovery.  [...]

Rough Guide To Setting Up A Hyper-V Cluster

January 29, 2010 // 15 Comments

EDIT: 18 months after I wrote it, this post continues to be one of my most popular.  Here is some extra reading for you if this topic is of interest: Planning CSV and Backup – goes through the process of designing cluster shared volumes, and hammers home why backup policy must be considered [...]

Backing Up Virtual Machine Manager

December 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Now that I’ve dealt with backing up and restoring Hyper-V, let’s have a look at that management component, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). The simplest solution is to simply backup the entire VMM server.  But what if it isn’t that simple for you?  What if you have a [...]

Hyper-V Backup Strategies

December 21, 2009 // 4 Comments

Because you are dealing with virtual machines you have more options available to you than you did when backing up traditional tin servers.  What approach you take depends on whether you need to recover files, databases or just an entire server, what your budget is and how you configure the [...]
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