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Hyper-V Backups

I have several Virtual Clients and Servers running a mix of Windows 10, Server 2016 and Server 2019.

I have been backing this up each day successfully for some time now, but am wondering if I have been backing them up correctly.  They are all managed within a Hyper-V Cluster across 2 hosts. 

In the actual backup job I have selected:

HyperVCluster.xxxxxx.local C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Virtual Machines\ followed by the name of each VM within its own folder, i.e. C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Virtual Machines\SERVER1\ (containing snapshot and virtual machines folder)

They are also listed under:

HyperVCluster.xxxxxx.local Microsoft Hyper-V HA Virtual Machine\ each as their own names, i.e. Microsoft Hyper-V HA Virtual Machine\SERVER1 (SERVER1.xxxxxx.local)

Should both be backed up like this?  I keep thinking that I am backing each system up twice, which is pretty redundant.

Any advice appreciated.

Mark

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Re: Hyper-V Backups

You should only backup VM rather than backup the directory containing the VM...

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To add more confusion and possibly making myself look totally noob,

On the Hyper-V Hosts, the ClusterStorage folder C:\ClusterStorage is also ticked i.e.

HYPERVHOST1.xxxxxxx.local C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1\Virtual Machines\ SERVER1

Should I deselect this?

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You should only backup VM rather than backup the directory containing the VM...

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Thank you.