Using the Hyper-V VSS writer interface, backing up a Hyper-V infrastructure becomes more straightforward than using traditional backup methods. However, before implementing a VSS-based backup strategy, you must define the scenarios that exist in your Hyper-V infrastructure and ensure that your environment meets the requirements presented in Table 13-1. As mentioned earlier, the three basic Hyper-V–supported VSS backup categories include the following:
Hyper-V configuration information
Virtual machine online backup
Virtual machine offline backup
Table 13-1. VSS-Supported Backup Scenarios
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 ...