Rough Guide To Setting Up A Hyper-V Cluster

January 29, 2010 // 16 Comments

EDIT: 18 months after I wrote it, this post continues to be one of my most popular.  Here is some extra reading for you if this topic is of interest: Planning CSV and Backup – goes through the process of designing cluster shared volumes, and hammers home why backup policy must be considered [...]

Backing Up Virtual Machine Manager

December 21, 2009 // 0 Comments

Now that I’ve dealt with backing up and restoring Hyper-V, let’s have a look at that management component, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). The simplest solution is to simply backup the entire VMM server.  But what if it isn’t that simple for you?  What if you have a [...]

Hyper-V Backup Strategies

December 21, 2009 // 4 Comments

Because you are dealing with virtual machines you have more options available to you than you did when backing up traditional tin servers.  What approach you take depends on whether you need to recover files, databases or just an entire server, what your budget is and how you configure the [...]

Bare Metal Recovery of Windows Server 2008 with DPM SP1

December 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Microsoft has released guidance on how to perform a bare metal or iron level recovery of W2008 using System Center Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1. “This technical article outlines the steps of using DPM 2007 SP1 alongside the Windows Server Backup (WSB) utility to provide a supported bare [...]
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