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       (            ) 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 to automatically spot […]

Granular Backup Software for Hyper-V

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 […]

How to Backup a Hyper-V VM Remotely Online

  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 […]

Hyper-V Backup for Cluster Shared Volumes

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 […]

How to Backup a Virtual Server While Running

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 […]

13 Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume Tips & Tricks

Things to consider when setting up cluster shared volume backup tasks using Hyper-V backup software: Don’t use file based methods (such as backing up files directly). Use the Hyper-V backup function instead Don’t run backups on several nodes at the same time or you’ll get errors (Windows Server 2008 R2, this has been improved by […]