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

BackupChain®: Backup Software and Toolset Made for IT Professionals Backing up a Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Shared Volume on Windows Server 2019, 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 […]

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 […]

Backup too Slow: How to Speed Up Backups

Factors impacting backup speed: * if service priority is less than normal, the backup slows down when other apps take CPU * I/O of overall system services. * fragmentation of source and target drives. * bandwidth of source and target * Each CPU core’s speed * Activity level of the entire system * Disk failure. […]

Helpful Hyper-V Links

Check out these blogs with helpful Hyper-V articles Anthony Crotty MS4u Claus Nielsen Dec’s Dom Blog Dennis Olidis James Summerlin Kristian Nese Mark Wilson Nathan Winters Nick “The Naked MVP” Whittome Paul Williams Server Talk – Michel Luescher Tim Bolton Ultan Kinahan Windows User Group Ireland

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