Hyper-V Cluster Backup

Backup Manager 2014 is cluster-aware for Hyper-V and clustered Hyper-V virtual machines may be backed up when they are part of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).

Please be aware that we only support clusters deployed on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Follow the steps outlined in Microsoft Hyper-V Backup to create Backup and subsequently Restore a backup.

When making the Backup selection please do not add the host component as the backup of a Hyper-V cluster will fail if the root folder is selected.


Only locally hosted Hyper-V virtual machines are included in the backup

Due to a Windows limitation, it is not possible to backup CSV and non-CSV in the same set on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2. This is covered in the Microsoft article A backup job may fail with a CSV and non-CSV volume in the same set on Windows Server 2012

A backup job may fail where it contains a Hyper-V cluster deployed on a non-supported Operating System, for example Windows Server 2008 R2 or earlier

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