Instant Recovery of Hyper-V 2016 VMs with Backup Exec 16.
What is Instant Recovery?
Instant Recovery (IR) is a rapid recovery technique that starts the virtual machine directly from the backup set located on Backup Exec storage. This saves the time required to copy the data over the network to the hypervisor host.
How does this feature work?
Question: I have a Windows 2016 Server in my network with the Hyper-V role enabled and hosting some Windows server virtual machines.
Can I leverage the Backup Exec’s Instant Recovery capabilities for these virtual machines?
Answer: Yes. You can use the Instant Recovery feature for the virtual machines hosted on Windows 2016 Server. All the IR functionalities work for VMs hosted on the Windows 2016 Server.
Question: Can a VM running Windows 2016 Server operating system be used for IR?
Answer: Yes, a VM running Windows 2016 Server can be used for IR.
What are the requirements for Instant Recovery?
Question: Are there any additional settings on Backup Exec Server/ 2016 Hyper-V required for this feature?
Answer: No additional settings are required.
Question: What new features of Hyper-V 2016 are supported for Instant Recovery?
All Windows features supported in Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 5 are also supported in Backup Exec 16. Virtual machines with new Hyper-V configuration file format are supported for instant recovery.
For more details on Instant Recovery feature, refer to the following link:
Following is a link for a quick demo on Instant Recovery:
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