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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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Summary

Hyper-V provides a VSS writer that allows applications like Windows Server Backup and System Center DPM 2007 SP1 to provide backup and recovery services for your virtualization infrastructure. VSS-based backup applications can greatly simplify and reduce the time needed to back up Hyper-V server configuration information and virtual machines using shadow copies. If Integration Services are available and installed in the virtual machine guest operating system, and VSS is supported, then the virtual machine can be backed up without service interruption (online backup). If the virtual machine guest operating system does not support VSS, service interruption is minimized by placing the machine in saved state while the shadow copy is quickly ...

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