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How to Backup Hyper-V VM in Vinchin Backup & Recovery?

2023-12-15 | Iris Lee


You will learn how to backup Hyper-V VM with Vinchin Backup & Recovery in 4 steps here. Vinchin supports Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 as well as Microsoft Hyper-V 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 and Windows 10 (Desktop OS), providing various built-in user-friendly backup and restore functionalities to fully guarantee data security for your mission-critical business running in Hyper-V virtualization environment.

To backup Hyper-V VM agentlessly, you need to add the host first

Just click Resources > Virtual Infrastructure > Virtual Platform. Click Add.

Enter the credentials of the host, and then click License to finish configuration.

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Now you can create backup and restore jobs for Hyper-V VM.

Go to VM Backup > Backup page.

Step 1. Select Backup Source

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Here you can click a Hyper-V host and select the VM to backup. For multiple VMs on the host, you can select a group of VMs to backup to add them to the list on the right. After adding the VMs which you want to backup, click Next.

Step 2. Select Backup Destination

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Select the Target Node and then select the Target Storage for the VM backup. Click Next.

Step 3. Select Backup Strategies

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In Schedule, you can choose Backup as scheduled or Once-off backup. Backup as scheduled will automatically backup the selected VMs at a specific time, and Once-off backup will backup the VMs only once.

For scheduled backups, you can choose a daily, weekly or monthly schedule. You can also choose incremental or differential combinations of backups. And data storage policies provide deduplication and compression.

In Data Storage Policy, you can enable Data Deduplication and Data Compression to reduce the size of backup files.

In Retention Policy, Vinchin allows you to retain backup files by the Number of Restore Points or the Number of Days.

Also, you can activate the advanced GFS Retention for your VM backups to apply long-term retention policy of some specific full restore points.

BitDetector is Vinchin’s unique technology. Enabling BitDetector will help reduce the size of backup files by excluding swap files and unpartitioned spaces.

In Transmission Strategy, you can encrypt the backup data for secure data transfer.

After configuring all the backup strategies, click Next.

Step 4. Review and submit the job

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You will be redirected to the Jobs page of Monitor Center. The created backup job will be listed here and you can start job manually, then click job name to monitor the job in real time.

Here, you can see the Hyper-V VM has been successfully backed up.image.png

If there are any issues to the Hyper-V VM, you can restore it from the backup.

You can test Vinchin Backup & Recovery in your Hyper-V environment with a 60-day free trial to protect the VMs. For more information, please contact Vinchin directly or contact our local partners. Get the journey started today!

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