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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition by Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds

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Backing up Hyper-V and VMs using Windows Server Backup

Previous versions of Hyper-V had complications and incompatibilities with the built-in backup tool, thus forcing the administrators to acquire other solutions for backing up and restoring.

Windows Server 2012 onwards, Microsoft enhanced the built-in Windows Server Backup (WSB) tool. It has full Hyper-V integration, thus allowing you to back up and restore your server, applications, Hyper-V, and virtual machines. WSB is easy and provides for a low cost scenario for small and medium companies.

This recipe will guide you through the steps to back up your virtual machines using the built-in Windows Server Backup tool.

Getting ready

Windows Server Backup does not support tapes. Make sure that you have ...

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