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Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor by Mike Sterling, John Kelbley

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Chapter 12: Protecting Virtualized Environments with System Center Data Protection Manager

There’s a motto that says, “If you’re going to put all of your eggs in one basket, you better have a good basket.” Certainly this applies to virtualization: if you’re going to put multiple servers on a single piece of hardware, then you need a reliable way to protect that host.

In Chapter 7, “Backing Up and Recovering VMs,” we reviewed common issues and manual methods to back up Hyper-V–based virtual machines. Although those options and techniques work well with Hyper-V, they are not optimal, because they require manual intervention and don’t easily address complex scenarios or multiple servers. This chapter will explore how you can use System Center ...

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