Archive for 2013

Current Windows Server 2012 Updates and Hotfixes

The following are active and current Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 updates: KB Article and Date Published Recommended? IC Version Applies to: Availability KB 2756872: Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Update Rollup (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756872) Published on 10/2/2012 Yes, install on all Hyper-V hosts and supporting storage servers. Fixes a number of […]

List of Effective Hyper-V Backup Strategies

Common Hyper-V Backup Strategies Backing up Hyper-V virtual machines can be straightforward; however, things may get complex, too, depending on your setup. There are several common disaster recovery scenarios for Hyper-V: Backup the VMs and keep a backup history. For example, back up every night and keep the last 7 days Live backups and offline […]

Hyper-V Backup Quick Start Guide

This “How-to” guide provides a short walkthrough of all the steps required to set up a successful Hyper-V backup. Prerequisites In order to create a VHDX backup, you need to first download and install the 64-bit version of BackupChain, which also installs on Hyper-V and Windows Core Servers via the command line, see notes on download page. Task […]

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2: Important Hotfixes and Updates

The following list may help you review whether your Windows Server 2008 R2 and/or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is up to date:   KB Article and Date Published Required? IC Version Applies to: Availability KB974598: “You receive a “Stop 0x0000007E” error on the first restart after you enable Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based […]

Start a Hyper-V VM from the Command Line — How to

In case you want to start a Hyper-V virtual machine from the command line or from a script, you’d want to use HyperVUtils.exe.     To start a VM: HyperVUtils.exe “vmName” start     A freeware version of BackupChain Hyper-V Command Line Tools v1.1 is available for free here.

Windows Server 2012: Hotfixes for Cluster Servers

Check your Server 2012 updates using the list below: Date added Knowledge Base Article Title Component Why we recommend this hotfix 7/15/2013 2870270       (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2870270/            ) Update that improves cloud service provider resiliency in Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Service, CSV Filter and NTFS.sys This hotfix prevents a CSV failover by fixing an underlying issue […]

0x8004230f VSS_E_UNEXPECTED_PROVIDER_ERROR VSS snapshot creation failed

This article may give you helpful hints to fix this error When backing up using VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) you may get this error:  – Returned HRESULT = 0x8004230f  – Error text: VSS_E_UNEXPECTED_PROVIDER_ERROR  VSS snapshot creation failed with result: 8004230F   **** New: We now developed a new, free tool called VssDiag http://backupchain.com/VssDiag.html to automatically spot […]