This Article is About
network engineer
virtual world
nightmares
endeavors
Hyper-v Backup Strategy
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

When it comes to a hyper-v backup strategy you have several options to choose from. Are you planning on backing up a virtual machine and rebuilding it into hyper-v? Is your server already complete and just need to correct hyper-v backup strategy setup? I’ll answer both scenarios in this article.

Hyper-v backup strategy #1

When you plan to move a physical server to the virtual world with hyper-v there are several tools available for you to use. One that has been extremely useful in my endeavors as a network engineer has been Acronis. When moving a domain controller or file server to hyper-v will now become a three step process.

1. Stop all shares and connections to your server you plan on moving to hyper-v. Shut your server down and insert the Acronis boot CD. I have also done this with Acronis snap deploy software and highly take a look into that as well. Copy that image to a network drive on the network. Depending on how much data the server has loaded I have seen this take up to 4-5 hours. If you have major amounts of data start this process on a Friday before work end and come in early to either put the server online or finish the process of transferring to hyper-v.

2. On your hyper-v server select the image that Acronis has developed for you through the wizard. This will ask various questions about RAM and processing power. I recommend having the same as the physical server had before.

3. Start the hyper-v service and confirm that you can access all shares as before. Demote the old server and you have no completed your transfer. All programs, files, services should be the same.

Hyper-v Backup Strategy #2

Once again I would highly recommend that you purchase Acronis virtual edition (learn more about it here) in order to make this easier on yourself. The easy to use and extremely complex management portal of Acronis will make your backup nightmares turn into a happy dream. The greatest part of Acronis is that it comes with prebuilt template of the most common hyper-v backup strategies that the majority of the IT world uses.

1. Install Acronis Virtual edition on the hyper-v server.

2. In the management console look for your hyper-v machine you wish to setup backups for.

3. Add the VM to your backup listed then select the network drive or server you wish to backup to.

4. Select a template to use for backups or create your own manually.

5. Run a test to confirm no firewall issues are blocking Acronis from accessing you backup device.

Learning the ins and out of Acronis can be a bit tricky at first but it is by far the best software that a company can purchase.

CCNA, MSCE


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
5 Steps to Becoming the Best IT Professional
What are the 5 steps? Learn Read logs Research Protect Data Be decisive What is an IT Professional? IT Professional is just a blanket term to cover a variety of IT positions. Positions such as Systems Administrator, Helpdesk Engineer, Support Engineer, Network Engineer, etc... What makes you think I have…
By: Ryan Davies in  Computers and Technology   Feb 23, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

What is Cryp1 Ransomware And How to Remove it
This is an article about a malicious program, which is called Cryp1. It is a virus that enters the user's computer, encrypts all the files that it can, and requires a ransom for their decryption. Such viruses are called ransomware, and are considered the most dangerous types of viruses. Their…
By: John137 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jun 08, 2016  
5
  Likes: 9

How to Download Icloud Backup File to PC
Most iPhone users prefer iCloud to backup their data on iPhone. iCloud works really well for most of iPhone users. However, do you know how to download iCloud backup files to your computer? In this article, I will show you how to download iCloud backup file to PC. You need…
By: alan smith in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Macbook Pro Blu - Ray Player Software - Play Blu - Ray Disc Or ISO Files on Macbook Pro
The Mac Pro (not to be confused with MacBook Pro) is an Intel Xeon-based workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc. The Mac Pro, in most configurations, is the fastest computer that Apple offers, and is one of three desktop computers in the current Macintosh lineup, the other two being the…
By: JerryEdison001 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jun 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 2

Digital Marketing Faridabad|seo Service Faridabad
Digital marketing is the latest way to grow our bussiness over the world. with digital marketing we can reach with our bussiness every corner of the world. so today we should know about digital marketing so that our bussiness can instant grow. we promote our website on search engines like…
By: kapil sharma1 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jun 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Get Better With Kanban?
Kanban is a specific agile methodology that is connected with Japanese business philosophy. Its idea was firstly implemented on the activity of supermarkets. But now the Kanban is successfully implemented in software testing field. Kanban visualizes the scope of work and simplifies its perception. A lot of researches have proved…
By: QaTestLab in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   Jun 01, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Welcome to Our D - link Router Customer Service
How is D-Link Technical Support Services Helpful? D-Link router is one among-st the foremost essential a part of lives. Once you obtain a replacement as D-Link router it's sensible in use as quick as each new things are wonderful after we bring them home. Most of the days it's sensible…
By: Macky in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 30, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Iphone Developer AND Their Services
p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } The Apple Inc company's iphone is itself a huge name in the new technological era of smart phone. Apple run its own iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iphone was released on June 29, 2007 & the most recent iphone…
By: DHRUV NATH in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

How Do I Restore the Password to the Zip File?
ZIP Archiver has long been used to archive files of various formats, ZIP format has become the standard for file compression around the world. Files in this format you can find on almost any PC or laptop. It's not a secret that zip files can be encrypted to restrict access…
By: igomak23 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Purpose Of Saas Based Mailing Solution for Big Businesses
How about developing deeper business relations with all your contacts? When doing business with various people in this world, you get connected with many. Your list of contacts includes people whom you did one-time business with but such people never turned back to you for one or the other reasons.…
  Likes: 0

How to Transfer Music From Iphone to Computer
As we all know, we can easily transfer music from computer to iPhone via iTunes. However, you can't transfer music from iPhone to computer easily. Apple doesn't want to you do this because the copyright problem. However, sometimes, you need to move songs from iPhone to PC because many reasons,…
By: alan smith in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How Powermta Helped Forfront With Its Growing Message Volume
UK-based email marketing solutions provider Forfront is a private company that serves over 1000 users sending 120 million emails per month. The users of their platform are primarily B2B. However, 30% of their target audience is consumers. With peak volumes of up to 1.1 million messages per hour, Forfront needed…
By: Sara10 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Case Study: How Powermta Helped Forfront With Its Growing Message Volume
UK-based email marketing solutions provider Forfront is a private company that serves over 1000 users sending 120 million emails per month. The users of their platform are primarily B2B. However, 30% of their target audience is consumers. With peak volumes of up to 1.1 million messages per hour, Forfront needed…
By: Sara Samson in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

What is Social2search Adware, And is it Dangerous?
What is Social2Search, and how it differs from other adware Adware development is a very promising sector for hackers and other Internet scams. In recent years, the number of PC users is growing rapidly and so many people are working directly on the Internet, looking through hundreds of pages every…
By: John137 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 23, 2016  
0
  Likes: 2

Effective Ways to Logo & Brochure Design Company In Maryland
Brochures are an imperative part of conventional marketing strategies. They still play a major role in the marketing of products and services, despite the growing popularity of online marketing. A well-designed brochure can promote your marketing strategies and attention of your potential customers. It also highlights the way you are…
By: David James2 in  Computers and Technology  >  Software   May 23, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 5045    Report this Article