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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Performing Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

Windows Server 2008 provides a built-in backup solution called Windows Server Backup (WSB). Windows Server Backup uses the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to perform the normal backup and restore operations that you expect in an enterprise environment. In particular, WSB provides backup and restore support for the server operating system, volumes, folders, and files. In addition, WSB supports backup and restore operations for roles and applications that provide a VSS-compatible writer, including the Hyper-V role.

Installing Windows Server Backup

Windows Server Backup is a Windows Server 2008 feature, and therefore it is not installed by default. Follow these steps to install Windows Server Backup and configure ...

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