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 //backupchain.com/VssDiag.html 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 […]

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