Use the following command to shut down a virtual machine in Hyper-V with a timeout: HyperVUtils.exe “Win8 x64” shutdown 600 A freeware version of BackupChain Hyper-V Command Line Tools v1.1 is available for free here.
Reboot a virtual machine in Hyper-V from the command line using: HyperVUtils.exe “Win8 x64″ reboot A freeware version of BackupChain Hyper-V Command Line Tools v1.1 is available for free here.
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 […]
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 […]
What’s the story with Hyper-V Integration Services (HIS)? Most modern operating system versions come with it preinstalled, such as Windows Server 2008 R2 and later. However, the Hyper-V Integration Services version depends on the Hyper-V version installed on the host. If the two don’t work in sync, you won’t get application consistent backups and […]
What is Granular Backup for Hyper-V? Granular backup for HyperV is an great backup method introduced by BackupChain backup software that allows users to access and protect individual files and folders residing inside a virtual machine, but from the host and without agents inside the virtual machine (agentless). You simply run BackupChain on the host and […]
Backing up a Hyper-V VM to an FTP site is simple; however, if you’re not using the right tools and settings, it can become quite inefficient and even lead to data loss. FTP sites are a blessing and a curse. FTP is probably one of the worst standards in computing. No two FTP server […]
When backing up files using a backup solution you may get this error: VSS snapshot creation failed with result: 80070002 If the files you’re backing up are located on a TrueCrypt volume you may be using a version of TrueCrypt which isn’t compatible with VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service). You may need to turn off […]
Backing up a Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume on Windows Server 2016, 2012 or 2008 and its VHDX files doesn’t have to be expensive nor complex. The fail-over cluster configuration may be complicated indeed, but the backup task configuration isn’t, since this nifty little tool will take care of everything and add a couple of […]
Using the right tools, creating a backup of a virtual server is quite simple and easy. With the right tool the VM doesn’t need to go offline or be paused and backups can proceed while the virtual server is running. How to Back up Virtual Server While Running Using BackupChain, our all-in-one backup solution, you can back […]