Hyper-V Best Practices You Must Know

In a recent article published by BackupChain, 18 Hyper-V best practices were put together to ensure you have a well functioning Hyper-V server system, with focus on how to achieve good performance and efficient Hyper-V backups.


Their article addresses the following issues:

The interdependences of VSS backups in Windows and Hyper-V

Options for Fine-tuning VSS

The risks of using scripts for backup

The frequency of backups

Free disk space and other resource issues and how they interfere with Hyper-V performance and speed

Dynamically expanding VHD / VHDX disks versus fixed disks considerations (also visit http://hyper-v-backup.backupchain.com/fixed-vs-dynamic-vhd-and-vhdx-performance/  for more info on this subject)

Disk warnings and failures

RAM issues and failure testing

Hyper-V Integration Service issues (also visit http://hyper-v-backup.backupchain.com/4-things-you-need-to-know-about-hyper-v-integration-services/)

Things you need to know about backup targets

Disk space issues and their consequences

How Updating Windows affects VMs

Ideal data compression settings

VM resource allocation issues

NTFS compression, encryption, and Bitlocker issues

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