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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Chapter 12. Backup and Disaster Recovery

An unfortunate fact of the computing world is that failures occur. High availability features go a long way toward mitigating the negative impacts of small and simple failures, but they do not offer. This chapter will look at the ways you can guarantee the safety of your virtual machines and their data beyond clustering.

The primary topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Knowing your risks
  • Planning for disaster recovery
  • Planning and deploying backup
  • Planning and deploying Hyper-V Replica
  • Verifying your disaster recovery plan

The most critical message of this chapter is that without a thorough plan to protect your systems, all high availability measures are potentially useless.

Knowing your risks

The basic concept behind ...

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