If you happen to be utilizing Hyper-V as your virtualization platform for running various workloads, it is imperative to prioritize the backing up of your virtual machines to a secure location. To this end, this article will introduce you to the process of achieving this using BDRSuite, a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution.
To begin with, you will need to install BDRSuite on your Windows Server. Fortunately, I have already published an article that explains the procedure in detail. You can refer to that article for step-by-step guidance on how to download, install and configure BDRSuite on your Windows Server.
Once you have completed the installation process, you will be ready to start backing up your Hyper-V virtual machines using this powerful tool.
Step 1: Add backup storage destination
The first step in using BDRSuite to backup your Hyper-V virtual machines is to add a storage location where you can store your backups. It is important to note that this storage location should not be on the Hyper-V host or guest VMs themselves, but rather on network storage such as Synology, Dell EMC or a similar system.
- Login to your BDRSuite using web UI.
- Click on Backup Server and then select Block Storage.
- Click Create New Block Storage Repository.
Step 2: Add Microsoft Hyper-V
After you have added the storage location for your backups, the next step is to include Microsoft Hyper-V as the destination host that requires backup in BDRSuite.
- Click on Data Sources.
- Click on Add Microsoft Hyper-V and then click Hyper-V Servers (Standalone).
Step 3: Configure backups
The third step in using BDRSuite to backup your Hyper-V virtual machines is to configure the backup job and add the virtual machines that you want to backup.
- Navigate to Backup.
- Click Configure Backup and then select Microsoft Hyper-V.
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