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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Virtualization and Disaster Planning

The core of disaster planning is the same whether you’re running SBS virtualized or on physical hardware. The five steps described at the beginning of this chapter are almost exactly the same. But there are differences when dealing with virtualized SBS. The two biggest differences to address are

  • No USB drive support inside the child partition

  • Hardware independence

What do these differences mean for disaster planning? A few differences in the mechanics of backups and restores, primarily, with a possible change in the products used.

No USB Support

SBS 2011 is designed to back up to an attached USB hard disk, but Hyper-V doesn’t support USB disks inside virtual machines (VMs). As discussed in Chapter 16, however, the ...

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