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Server 2012R2 Hyper-V Host Backup and Restore Process

Running Server 2012R2 and using Hyper-V for multiple guest VMs.  An additional networked server is available for storage of backups.

What is the best practice (or KB article) for using System Recovery 2013R2 (Server Edition) to backup and restore guest VMs on 2012R2 Hyper-V?

 

1. Do you install SSR 2013R2 on each of the guest VMs and schedule incremental OR VHD(x) backups of each guest?

2. Or...do you ONLY install SSR on the host and backup the entire host incrementally and if you need a guest VM retrieve it via SSR brower?

 

How would you go about restoring in the event of a Hyper-V host or guest failure?

 

Is SSR even the appropriate software to be using in my case?

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Quite easy ;-) If you only

Quite easy ;-)

If you only want to restore whole VHDs then install SSR on the host. If you need to restore specific data items from within the VMs you need to install SSR into the VMs.

It really depends on what you need.

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Quite easy ;-) If you only

Quite easy ;-)

If you only want to restore whole VHDs then install SSR on the host. If you need to restore specific data items from within the VMs you need to install SSR into the VMs.

It really depends on what you need.

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Anything still unclear?

Anything still unclear?

You cleared it up for me.

You cleared it up for me.  Thanks.